Ustad Bundu Khan (1880–1955) was born in Delhi in a family of musicians. He received his early training in sarangi from his father Ali Jan Khan and later from his uncle Mamman Khan. His complete mastery over his delicate and difficult instrument not only placed him on the top rung of the subcontinents sarangi players but also one of the most proficient Hindustani instrumentalists of the 20th century. He was awarded the Pride of Performance by the Government of Pakistan in 1985. His sons Umrao Bundu Khan and Buland Khan have continued his musical tradition.