In the 20th century it was the celebrated Ustad Mushtaq Hussain Khan (1874-1962) who carried the tradition forward. Trained by two doyens of the Rampur style, initially by Haider Khan and, later, by Inayat Khan himself at Kathmandu, where the latter was a court musician, Mushtaq also picked up dhrupad dhammar from the celebrated Wazir Khan of Rampur court. Like Ustad Faiyaz Khan of Agra, his music which germinated in the old khandani (dynastic) ethos and was fostered in the old darbars, carried the weightage and solidity of gharanedaar gayaki (immaculate and orthodox style). To hear his old records is to summon the nostalgic ambience of leisurely feudal times. His sweep and range were wide. His command over all the technical aspects of khayal gayaki made him the envy of every contemporary musician, as did the wide range and the sheer force of his voice.
Nissar Hussain Khan (1912-1993) was another reputed singer this gharana, produced in the 20th century. An acknowledged master of the tarana, his technical virtuosity has been applauded by countless. Some of the renowned singers of this gharana are Ishtiaq Hussain Khan, Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Sulochana Brihaspati, Sarfraz Hussain Khan, hafeez Ahmed, Ghulam Sadiq Khan, Shanno Khurana and the versatile Rashid Khan.
Some of the noteworthy characteristics of the Rampur style are