Qutbi Brothers are one of the most celebrated qawwali singers. They are world’s first qawwals who have created the “WORLD RECORD” for 12 hours continuously on the stage. This record has been included and published in ‘LIMCA BOOK OF RECORDS’’ 2019 edition for their contribution. The legendary Qutbi Brothers are renowned all over the world for their soulful Divine and meaningful music. Featured on all great platforms across the globe!
The Qutbi Brothers are one of India’s most celebrated qawwali singers, headed by Haji Mohammad Idris and Arshad Qutbi, popularly known as Qutbi Brothers. They are Inheritors of over 800 years old sufi tradition that developed and grew over several generations by great masters in the Indian music scene. Haji Mohammad Idris and Arshad Hussain are better known as Qutbi Brothers. Qutbi Brothers are the darbari singers at the mausoleum (Dargah) of Hazrat Qutbuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki (RA) at Mehrauli, Delhi, where they have been given the eponymous prestige of calling himself the Qutbi Brothers. They are having a legacy lineage of hundreds of years of great stalwarts, many of whom were great classical singers of India apart from being sufi qawwalis singers. They started music singing at a very early age and today they are one of the most sought singers in India. They are famous for their distinct singing style, aastana gayki and as well as modern qawwalis.
Qutbi Brothers are the world’s first Qawwal who have created the ”World Record” where they performed 12 hours continuously on the stage on 12th November 2016 at the Sangeet Natak Akademi in Delhi. This record has been included and published ‘‘Limca Book of Records’’ in the 2019 edition for their contribution to preserve and promote the tradition and heritage throughout the country. Qutbi Brothers have earned the Top Grade level of artistry, as recognized by All India Radio (Akashwani) even they are also an empaneled as ‘Outstanding’ artist at ICCR and the Ministry of Culture. Qutbi Brothers have an equal command over tradition. They have sung and composed the mystic verses of poets and saints such as Baba Farid, Amir Khusrau, Meerabai, Rumi, Bulleh Shah, Kabir, among others.
Qutbi Brothers are a name that finds special mention and great respect among the sufi music circuits of India. Qutbi Brothers have been fortunate to perform for 2 most beloved former Presidents of India, first when they performed for “Jahan e Khusro” festival in the august presence of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam at Humayun Tomb in Delhi and they performed twice for Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma at the prestigious Rashtrapati Bhavan.. They even several times gave their mesmerizing performances at the Parliament House of India. They have performed not only in India but also in abroad countries such as, UK, France, Tanzania, UAE, Maldives, South Africa, Kenya among others. In their career spanning across several decades, they have enraptured audiences all over the world in several prestigious nationals and international festivals such as, Commonwealth Games India (SNA), Arth – A Culture Festival 2020, Under The Banyan Tree Baithak – on A Full Moon Night, Jahan-e-Khusro, Qutub Festival, Anhad Naad Festival (NCPA Mumbai), Sanskruti Arts Festival 2020 (Mumbai), Ek Bharat Shresth Bharat, Sikkim 2020, Gurgaon Utsav, International Sufi Festival, Urdu Heritage Festival, Patna Maner Mahotsav, Phool Walon Ki Sair, Jashn-e-Qawwali Festival among others.
For their work and contribution in the field, Idris Qutbi (Qutbi Brothers) have received several awards such as Genius Indian Achiever’s Award (For their world record contribution), Special Prize from Parliament House (India), Atal Bihari Award 2019, Rajiv Gandhi Award, Ghulam Mustafa Khan Award 2020 and among others. Along with live singing, Qutbi Brothers are associated with various social works. They perform live for various social causes to raise funds. In 2018 they performed for a fundraiser event for the unprivileged children organized by Salaam Baalak Trust. They recently performed in Gujrat at a fundraiser to support 40 CRPF Braveheart’s Families of Pulwama Terror Attack.
Their stage performances include the most illustrious national as well as international platforms. Their voice has graced musical events and platforms in India and around the world. Qutbi Brothers have also sung qawwali ‘Mere Maula’’ in a Bollywood movie ‘Room’ The: Mystery’. Their famous qawwalis have been recorded and released by the most famous music companies like, Zee Music Comp, T-series Venus, Max, Qutub Audio and among others. Qutbi Brother’s latest soulful song ‘Piya Bin’ was released with India’s prestigious music label Zee Music Company. The song has been highly appreciated across the country.