Born into a highly illustrious family of traditional musicians of the Agra Gharana, Mehboob is the grandson of the legendary Ustad Vilayat Hussain Khan (Pranpiya) and Gayan Samrat Ustad Azmat Hussain Khan (Dilrang).
Mehboob was initiated in the art of music at a young age by his father Ustad Yakub Hussain and then began his sitar training under the guidance of his uncle Shri Rafat Khan. He is now under the guidance of world-renowned sitar maestro Pandit Arvind Parikh.
A gifted artist, Mehboob possesses a keen, aesthetic sense and a matured ability in the development and rendering of a raga. He has excelled in perfecting the techniques and style of the legendary sitar maestro Ustad Vilayat Khan. He is a widely respected sitar player who is acknowledged as one of the most accomplished of the present generation of the Vilayatkhani Gharana and is known to be one of the best sitar players in the UK.
His performances are truly unique & inspiring and have enthralled audiences in India and abroad. He is regularly called to perform throughout India, Africa, Europe and the UK.