Sharif Awan is a writer, culture revivalist, internationally acclaimed curator/producer of classical, folk and world music of Pakistan. He has recorded and preserved indigenous Pakistani music and produced a number of quality audio and video albums. He has also written, produced, edited and published a number of books on Pakistani culture. Indus Raag, produced by Sharif Awan, was internationally acknowledged as a premier project of Pakistani music. Indus Raag was Pakistan’s first ever entry to the coveted Grammy Awards. Sharif is a voting member of NARAS/Grammy Awards and judge to several international music awards. Story of Gulsher (a tribute to the martyred APS School children) produced by Sharif was part of a UNESCO project, and thereby promoting national cause at the international level. Sharif has won for his music projects, several international awards including the Global Music Awards (USA) gold and silver medals and Independent Music Awards (USA). Sharif is the Founder/Director of Tehzeeb Foundation of Pakistan, an organization working for the promotion, preservation and archiving of classical heritage, music, literature, and fine arts. He is founder/director of the Tehzeeb Festival. Sharif is also a senior civil servant having served in federal government, Sindh government and various corporations. He is presently working as Member in the Federal Board of Revenue.