Famous Indian Musical Instruments and their Exponents

List of World Famous Indian Musical Instruments and their Exponents

The below list deals with various types of Musical Instruments and some of the famous Indian musicians associated with it. 

Wind instruments & their Indian exponents

Wind Instruments & Musicians
Instruments Exponents
Flute Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Pannalal Ghosh, T.R. Mahalingam, N. Ramani
Shehnai Bismillah Khan,Daya Shankar, Krishna Ram Chaudhary, Ali Ahmad Hussain
Harmonium Jnan Prakash Ghosh, Shri Purushottam Walawalkar, Appa Jalgaonkar
Nadaswaram Sheikh Chinna Moula, Neeruswamy Pillai, Rajaratanam Pillai

Percussion instruments & Indian musicians

Percussion instruments & Indian musicians

Instruments Exponents
Kanjra
  • Pudukkottai Dakshinamurthy Pillai
Ghatam
  • T.H. Vinayakram
  • E.M. Subramaniam
Pakhawaj
  • Totaram Sharma
  • Pt. Ayodhya Prasad
  • Gopal Das
  • RamShanker Pagaldas
Tabla
  • Zakir Hussain
  • Allah Rakha
  • Sabir Khan
  • Pt. Kishan Maharaj
  • Pt. Jnan Prakash Ghosh
  • Sandeep Das
  • Ustad Shafaat Ahmed Khan
Mridangam
  • K.V. Prasad
  • S.V. Rajarao
  • Umalayapuram Sivaraman
  • Palghat Mani Iyer
  • Karaikudi R Mani
  • Palghat Raghu


String instruments & their Indian exponents

String instruments & their Indian exponents
Instruments Exponents
Mandolin
  • U. Srinivas
  • S. Balamurali Krishna
  • Khagen Dey
  • Nagen Dey
Guitar
  • Braj Bhushan Kabra
Piano
  • V. Balsara
Rudra Veena
  • Asad Ali Khan
Mohan Veena
  • Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhat 
Vichitra Veena
  • Ahmed Raja Khan
  • Abdul Aziz Khan
Been
  • Asad Ali Khan
  • Zia Moin-ud-din Khan
Surbahar
  • Annapurna Devi
  •  Sajjad Hussain
Santoor
  • Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma
  • Bhajan Sopori
  • Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya
Sarangi
  • Shakoor Khan
  • Pt Ram Narayan
  • Ramesh Mishra
  • Sultan Khan
  • Abdul Latif Khan
  • Ustad Binda Khan
Violin
  • MS Gopalakrishnan
  • Dr. Smt. N. Rajam
  • NR Muralidharan
  • L.Subramaniam
  • M. Chandrasekharan
  • VG Jog
  • Lalgudi Jayaraman
Sarod
  • Ustad Amjad Ali Khan
  • Ustad Ali Akbar Khan
  • Allauddin Khan
  • Sharan Rani
  • Buddhadev Dasgupta
  • Bahadur Khan
  • Zarin S Sharma
Sitar
  • Pt. Ravi Shankar
  • Ustad Vilayat Khan
  • Shahid Parvez Khan
  • Shujaat Husain Khan
  • Budhaditya Mukherjee
  • Anushka Shankar
  • Hara Shankar Bhattacharya
  • Nikhil Banerjee
  • Mustaq Ali Khan

SideNotes:

  • T.V. Remani is associated with which of the following musical Instrument? Violin (Previous PSC Questions: Confidential Assistant Grade-II/Various, 2013)

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