About Nizami Bandhu

India's Oldest Sufi Band delivering Exceptional Performances for the past 700+ years.

It all started hundred's of years ago!

Bringing a 7 century-old rich tradition and history, the Sufi band comprises descendants of qawwals who served the Sufi saint Nizamuddin Auliya. With each generation, the legacy of this melodious band has been carried forward with pride and taken to greater heights.

Belonging to a historic musical “Sikandra Gharana” which is been known to have produced some outstanding singers, the trio has affirmed its talent by preserving this musical form and creating a mystic atmosphere each time it performs.

Mission

Sufism, the mystical dimension of Islam, has existed in Hindi film music for centuries but seems to be drifting into oblivion today, among the other more popular styles. The sufi band attempts to keep the sufiyana style and genre alive for eternity.

Awards

  • Rajiv Gandhi Global Excellence Award
  • Indian Icon Award
  • Indian Icon Award

More about Nizami Bandhu

Chand Nizami

As the main lead singer of Nizami Bandhu from last 20 years and part of the band from last 35 years, Ustaad Chand Nizami heads the sufi band with his two nephews. He started singing when he was only 6 years old at Dargah Hazrat Nizamuddin, Delhi.

After being featured in the super hit song “Kun Faya Kun” from the film Rockstar in 2011, the Nizami Bandhu found a face, in addition to the voice they already had. Being a qawwal, Chand Nizami has also written Nazms and Ghazals in Urdu, in addition to the playback singing he does.
Chand Nizami
Shadab Faridi Nizami

Shadab Faridi Nizami

One of the two nephews of Chand Nizami, Shadab Faridi Nizami is a qawwal from Sikandrabad Agra Gharana who has taken up from where his father “Ustad Gulham Faridi Nizami“ left and continued his legacy of Sufi music.

In contrast to what today’s artists are following, he has made a distinct identity in the music world and his genres include playback singing and qawwali that he has inherited from his ancestors. Though young, he’s far from ordinary and mesmerises the audience with his soul-satisfying musical melodies.

Sohrab Faridi Nizami

Being the younger member of the sufi band, Sohrab Faridi is the nephew of Chand Nizami and the son of Ghulam Faridi Nizami who passed away in 2003.

He studied at Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya Dargah and is an active member of the musical group.
Sohrab Faridi Nizami