Here’s the story of this Rajasthani maestro, also known as the ‘Folk voice of Rajasthan’.
He grew up in Satto, near Jaisalmer, and started his musical journey under the guidance of his late father Shri Rana Khan, who was also a popular singer.
Mame belongs to the famous Manganiyar Gharana of Rajasthan. The music uses rare instruments like the bowed kamaicha and khartal.
He is also the voice behind the songs of Sufi poets such as Mira Bai, Kabir, Lal Shahbâz Qalandar, Bulleh Shah and Baba Ghulam Farid.
From the deserts of Rajasthan, he made his way to Bollywood.
‘Baawre’ in ‘Luck By Chance’, ‘Aitbaar’ in ‘No One Killed Jessica’, ‘Chakora’ in Mirziya are a few songs where Mame has left his mark as a playback singer.