Haafiz Ali Khan Awards
After Haafiz Ali Khan’s death in 1973, the Haafiz Ali Khan Memorial Trust was formed the following year. Many music festivals were organized all over India every year in various metropolitan cities. However, the Trust stopped the yearly festivals in 1979 and instituted the Haafiz Ali Khan awards in 1985. The award has been given to musicians who have become legendary figures in their lifetime while they are still serving the world through their work. The award ceremonies have taken place in India and in Europe in the past, and the awardees include artists from the Indian classical music tradition and the Western classical music tradition. Few years have had the Award bestowed upon Musicologists as well.

John Williams receiving the Haafiz Ali Khan Award in London, 1989

Guitarist Julian Bream with Mr. and Mrs. Khan after the Haafiz Ali Khan Award Ceremony in London, 1989
Year
Awardee
Years
Awardee
2005
Farida Khanum (Vocal)
2005
Malini Rajurkar (Vocal)
2003
Birju Maharaj (Dance)
2003
A.T. Kanan (Vocal)
2002
Zakir Hussain (Tabla)
2001
Niaz Ahemad Khan (Vocal)
2001
Prabha Atre (Vocal)
2000
Ghulam Mustafa Khan (Vocal)
2000
T.H. Vinayakram (ghatam)
1999
Prof. Neil Sorell (Musicologist. Yorkshire)
1999
Imrat Khan (Sur Bahar)
1999
Hari Prasad Chaurasia (Flute)
1998
Kishori Amonkar (Vocal)
1998
Shankar Ghosh (Tabla)
1997
Fahimuddin Dagar (Vocal)
1996
Shobha Gurtu (Vocal)
1996
Shiv Kumar Sharma (Santoor)
1996
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (Vocal, Pakistan)
1995
C.R. Vyas (Vocal)
1995
Pt. Jasraj (Vocal)
1994
Girija Devi (Vocal)
1993
V. G. Jog (Violin)
1993
Mogubai Kurdikar (Vocal)
1992
Bala Murli Krishna (Vocal)
1992
Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan (Sitar)
1991
Anne Sophie Mutter (Violin, Germany)
1991
Maharajapuram Santhanam (Vocal)
1991
Kumar Gandharva (Vocal)
1990
Aminuddin Dagar (Vocal)
1990
Mallikarjun Mansur (Vocal)
1990
Doreswamy Iyengar (Veena)
1990
Salamat Ali Khan (Vocal, Pakistan)
1989
Julian Bream (Guitar, London)
1989
Alla Rakha Khan (Tabla)
1989
D. K. Pattamal (Vocal)
1988
John Williams (Guitar, London)
1988
Bismillah Khan (Shehanai)
1988
Ali Akbar Khan (Sarod)
1988
M.S.Subhalakshmi (Vocal)
1987
Givani Mekhailov (Musicologist, Russia)
1987
Igor Frolov (Violin, Russia)
1987
Bhimsen Joshi (Vocal)
1987
Semmangudi R. Srinivasier (Vocal)
1986
Vilayat Khan (Sitar)
1985
Shamta Prasad (Tabla)
1985
Kishan Maharaj (Tabla)