Shakhri Begum Memorial Trust
. . . . . dedicated to the propagation of Hindusthani classical
Founded on 1st June, 1999, by Ustad
Rashid Khan, in the memory of his late mother.
To establish and set up an institution for the
promotion and propagation of Hindusthani classical music.
To provide the young people of our present generation
with proper exposure towards this form of music, proper
guidance and proper institution.
To become one of it's own kind of institution by
setting up some branches of key cultural institutions in different parts
of India which shall be under the able guidance of the best
maestros in this field.
This it plans to achieve by
- Establishment of a "gurukul" to
explore and nurture young talents all over the country and
support to the talented, yet needy, in the form of
- An audio-visual library named GHARANA, having
recordings of all stalwarts, past and present, whether instrumental or
vocal, available to research and in-house scholars round the
clock. The library can be accessed by music-lovers, who can visit for
the sole purpose of listening.
- A miniature museum - NAAD - housing old
musical instruments, existing or almost extinct, either in their full
form, or re-created in a miniature form, fashioned in a way, where one
shall be capable of tracing the origins of Indian classical
- An auditorium - DARBAAR - to be set up
to give the scholars a stage, where by they shall be able to gather the
practical experience of performing live and shall also get a chance of
interacting with a live audience.
- A well-equipped studio - RAAGA - for the
promotion of scholars and young talents by way of recording a master
digital, free of all recording charges.
nutshell, the various activities which the Trust shall associate itself
with, are :
- Arrange for sponsorships for deserving performers;
- Promote artistes who are incapable of financing
- To extend financial help to old and ailing artistes;
- Institute a life-time achivement award;
Whether by way of sponsorship/donation/advertisement
or an assertive presence in the activities of the Trust, you can reach out
to those who need your help deservedly.
Your kind participation shall be exempted under
Sec.80G of I.T.Act, '61. Shakri Begum Memorial Trust is a Registered
Account payee cheques or drafts to be drawn in
" Shakhri Begum Memorial Trust "
State Bank of
Naktala Branch (1510)
A/c no. -