Shaneil Sen Lal

Shaneil Sen Lal

Shaneil learned from Ustad Dildar Hussain, disciple of Ustad Allarakha. Ustad Dildar Hussain is known for being the tabla player for late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, a renowned Qawwali singer. Dildar Hussain played tabla for him in his qawwali-singing group until Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan died in 1997. Shaneil also learned from Ferhan Qureshi, a senior disciple of Ustad Abdul Sattar (Tari Khan). Ustad Tari Khan hails from a traditional Rababi family (musicians employed in the royal Darbar Sahib, chief Sikh temple in Amritsar). His father was a classical vocalist. At fourteen, he formally became a student of the world-renowned legend, Ustad Mian Shaukat Hussain Khan, thus beginning his journey into Tabla. Both, Ustad Dildar Hussain and Ustad Tari Khan belong to the Punjab Gharana of tabla-playing music artists.