Ali Khanbaba 1904-1960 , Mohammadtaghi Khanbaba 1930-2002
Ali Khanbaba immigrated to Turkey when he was young and he learned oud making in that country. Then he lived in Lebanon for a while where he got married. He lived his final years of life in Iraq. (As we know there are just two music instruments are left from him in Iran ,one is used by Abdolvahab Shahidi and the other by Mansour Nariman) Mohammadtaghi learned how to make oud from his father Ali. He lived in Beirut till he was 5 and then immigrated to Iraq with his parents. He entered Beautiful Arts Conservatory in Baghdad and learned to play Oud with Jamil Basheer, Monir Basheer and Soleiman Shaker. In 1995, he was asked to found an institute for oud making and in 1998, he received International Music Day Medallion from Ministry of Culture of Iraq.