I participated in plays and musicals alongside my brother Najeeb at the University of Kabul, where he was head of the Performing Arts in the Science department. At age 7, I sang a song on the radio game show hosted by Zohra Yusof.
I was also fortunate to be given the chance to absorb from classical teachings of my master, Ostaad Mohammed Houssein Sarahang (God bless him) and his son Eltaf Houssein, who were also family friends.
At age 12 I immigrated with my family to Pakistan and on to India. In a matter of two years in Delhi India, I attended the school of music where the great Pandate Daish Pandi taught.
In India, I was fortunate enough to have private teachings from Ostood Monawar Ali Khan.
The journey continued to Germany where Ghulam Ali Khan was holding a concert. I was introduced to him. My family invited Ghulam Ali Khan to
our home. I was given an honor when he gave me a band to tie on my
wrist, indicating an official student status.