Ustad Mashkoor Ali Khan is a distinguished exponent of the Kirana lineage of North Indian vocal music, and is related by blood to many of the most distinguished luminaries in that tradition. He displays great invention and vocal agility in his recitals. He is a walking encyclopedia of traditional compositions ("bandishes") and has an erudite concept of ragas and a keen understanding of the various aspects of the Kirana style, which emphasizes numerous creative permutations of the notes of the raga. An A-grade artiste of All India Radio, he has performed in numerous festival and conferences all over India and abroad. Khan Sahib is currently a senior vocal guru with the prestigious Sangeet Research Academy in Calcutta, passing on his musical heritage to new generations of musicians.