Sabir khan was born on the 4th of December 1959 in Rampur, U.P. As a child prodigy in a family of great musicians whose heritage goes back to the 11th century A.D of “MIR AKASA” lineage.

Sabir is the youngest amongst the renowned tabla players of our country, and at an age of 52 his incredible dexterity, richness, superb tonal quality and maturity surprise any listener or connoisseur of music of the same time. Father, late Ustad Karamatullah Khan Sahab and his grandfather, late Ustad Masit Khan Sahab were the celebrated tabla maestros of their times.

Sabir khan is the only living heir and the sole representative of the famous “Farukkhabad Gharana” which was confounded by Late Haji Ustad Vilayat Ali Khan Sahab, his son late Ustad Nessar Khan, who produced the student like Ustad Munir Khan, his students late Ustad Ahmedjan Thirakwa Khan Sahab and late Ustad Amir Hussain Khan Sahab. Sabir is the 33rd descendent of his family in an unbroken lineage.

Sabir’s Grand father late Ustad Masit Khan was the unparallel Tabla Maestro of his time and practically performed with all the top musicians like late Ustad Fayyaz Khan Sahab, Ustad Hafiz Ali Khan, Ustad Enayat Hussain Khan, Ustad Wazir Khan, to name a few.

Ustad Masit Khan was primarily responsible for popularizing the style of “Farukkhabad Gharana” in West Bengal through his disciples, like late Pdt. Jnan Prakash Ghosh, late Rai Chand Boral, late Montu Bannerjee, late Kanai Dutta, and last but not the least his son late Ustad Karamatullah Khan, who himself has given a new dimension of accompaniment, with Vocal, Instrument and Dance, and of course in Solo style of playing for which the musicians and the music lovers of the country will remember him for ever and ever.

Sabir Khan received intensive rigorous TALIM from his grand father and later from his father. At the age of 9 his first remarkable performance was a unforgettable one, in which he gave his solo performance with late Ustad Karamatullah Khan, and late Ustad Masit Khan Sahab on 19 December 1968 at Banga Sanskriti {Calcutta} in front of ten thousand people. At that early age Sabir has accompanied practically all the top ranking celebrities of the time.

Sitar :-

Pdt Ravi Shankar, Ustad Vilayat Hussain Khan, late Ustad Mushtaq Ali Khan, Ustad Halim Zafar Khan, Pdt Nikhil Bannerjee, Pdt Bimal Mukherjee, Ustad Imrat Khan, Ustad Rais Khan, Debu Chowdhury, Monilal Nag, Subrata Roy Chowdhury, Shujat Khan, Shahid Parvez, Nishat Khan, Budhaditya Mukherjee.

Sarode :-

Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pdt Buddhadev Das Gupta, Ustad Bahadur Khan, Smt Sharan Rani, Smt Zarin Sharma.

Dance :- Pdt Birju Maharaj, Begum Roshan Kumari, Smt Sitara Devi, Pdt Gopi Krishna, Pdt Vijay Shankar and teaches the art of layakari's in dance and has trained able students such as Chirasree Dasgupta, Samraggi Ghosh, Madhurima Pal and Madhumita Roy.

Vocal :-

Ustad Nisar Hussain Khan, Pdt Mallikarjun Mansoor, Pdt Bhimsen Joshi, Pdt Jasraj, Smt Kishori Amonkar, Begum Parveen Sultana, Smt Shobha Gurtu, Smt Nirmala Devi, Pdt Siyaram Tiwari, Smt Naina Devi, Pdt Vijay Kumar Kichlu, Smt Girja Devi, Late Ustad Sharafat Hussain Khan, Late Ustad Latafat Khan and many others…

Santoor :-

Pdt Shiv Kumar Sharma, Bhajanlal Sapoori, Dulal Roy, Himangshu Biswas, and others…

Flute :-

Pdt Hariprasad Chaurasiya, Pdt Vijay Raghav Rao.

Shehnai :-

Ustad Bismillah Khan, Ali Ahmed Hussain, Daya Shankar.

Guitar :-

Brij Bhushan Kabra, Vishnu Mohan Bhatt.