Salim Merchant and Sulaiman Merchant are a pair of musician brothers, born and brought up in Mumbai, India. They belong to an Ismaili Muslim family and are inspired by their father Sadruddin Merchant, who used to lead Ismaili Scouts Orchestra in India. Steeped in a family tradition of music as the sons of composer and veteran of the film industry Sadruddin Merchant, Salim mastered the piano on at the Trinity College of Music in London while Sulaiman took up tabla training with such legends as Taufiq Qureshi and Ustad Zakir Hussain. They emerged as popular music directors only in 2003, six years after their first music composition in a Bollywood film. They received recognition with their award-winning performance for their music in Bhoot, in which the music was a very influential and significant aspect of the movie. Their music in the award-winning movie Iqbal earned them rave accolades.
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- Salim and Sulaiman chat with Gaganhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02chmd8.jpg2012-07-12T17:29:00ZGagan Grewal is joined live in the studio by Bollywood musical duo Salim and Sulaiman, who are performing in London.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/4db8e5a9-beb9-47bb-8bc8-334b7e33ece5?clipfocus=p00w5g9bSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 7 mins
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