Ustad Sultan Khan was an Indian sarangi player and Classical vocalist belonging to Indore Gharana. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian honor, in 2010. He is survived by his Wife Bano, son Sabir Khan, who is his disciple and a Sarangi player and two daughters Reshma and Shera. His brother Niyaz Ahmed Khan is a Sitar player. His nephews are Dilshad Khan (Sarangi player), Imran Khan (Sitar player and music composer), and Salamat Ali Khan and Irfan Khan who are both Sitar players. He was one of the members of the Indian fusion group Tabla Beat Science, with Zakir Hussain and Bill Laswell. His Classical song "Albela Sajan Ayo re" from Bollywood movie "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam" gave him huge publicity and accolades !
Outside the family he had many students including Ikram khan Vinod Pawar & Dr. Kashyap Dave.
Khan died on 27 November 2011 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India after a prolonged illness.