About SHAKHRI BEGUM MEMORIAL TRUST

Genesis

This trust was founded on the 1st day of June, 1999; by Ustad Rashid Khan and a few other eminent personalities; chief among whom were the late Pandit A. Kanan ; in the memory of his mother, Shakhri Begum, whom he lost at the tender age of four.

It was his mother’s dream to make him what he is today, even before he was born. But little did the she realize the hardships that he had to go through to fulfill his mother’s dream.

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Objectives :

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.

Founder

Ustad Rashid Khan, the great grandson of the founder of the Rampur – Sahaswan Gharana, “Quibla” Innayat Hussain Khan, was born on the 1st of July 1966, in Budaon, Uttarpardesh.

Tutelage under his illustrious Granduncle and GURU, the late Padmabhushan Ustad Nissar Hussain Khan, changed the course of his life and made him what he is today .

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Achievements

· TRUST REGISTERED UNDER THE CHARITABLE TRUSTS ACT-1890; ON THE FIRST DAY OF JUNE, 1999.

· LAND FOR THE ACADEMY, SANCTIONED BY THE STATE GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL, IN THE YEAR 2000.

· THE ACADEMY BEGAN TO FUNCTION IN THE YEAR 2001.

· NUMBER OF AUDITION TESTS HELD SINCE THE YEAR 2001 TILL APRIL 2006-: 20

· NUMBER OF CIRCLE CONCERTS HELD SINCE THE YEAR 2001 TO 2006 -: 22

· NUMBER OF PUBLIC CONCERTS HELD SINCE THE YEAR 2002 TO 2006 -: 10

· SCHOLARSHIP, IN THE FASHION OF “ SHAKHRI BEGUM MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP” GRANTED TO A SCHOLAR FOR FIVE YEARS AT THE RATE OF RUPEES ONE THOUSAND PER MONTH; ( FOR THE TENURE 2006-2010)

· EMINENT ARTISTS’ WHO PERFORMED UNDER THE BANNER OF SHAKHRI BEGUM MEMORIAL TRUST :

 

The shakhri begum memorial trust, enjoys exemption under section 80 g of the income tax act. 

Your kind participation shall be exempted under Sec.80G  of I.T.Act, '61. Shakri Begum Memorial Trust is a Registered Charitable Trust.

Account payee cheques or drafts to be drawn in favour  of:-

Shakhri Begum Memorial Trust "
State Bank of India
Naktala Branch (1510)
A/c no. - 01190050150