His father Ustad Shahmir Khan was the first master of the newly-established Indore gharaana and his grandfather Change Khan was a singer in the court of Bahadurshah Zafar. Khansaheb moved to Bombay in 1934. He developed his own singing style, which came to be known as the Indore Gharaana, blending the spiritual flavour and grandeur of dhrupad with the ornate vividness of khayaal. The style he evolved was a unique fusion of intellect and emotion, of technique and temperament, of talent and imagination.
To say that the guru-shishya relationship between Ustad Amir Khan Saheb and Pandit Amarnath was special would be an understatement. Tales of how this bond came to be, has all the emotion — and even some of the drama — that was the mark of the world of Indian classical music and is best encapsulated in the book Indore Ke Masiha.
The Ustad passed on in a car accident in February 1974.
In all music productions there is the performer and the listener. They are just like vaade-samvadee. For whom he performs is samvaadee and the performer is the vaadee.