Ustad Kareem Niyazi was born on August 16, 1963. He is famous harmonium and keyboard player belongs to the great music family of ''Kirana Gharana''. Kareem Niyazi is son of Fayyaz Ahmed Khan and grandson of Ustad Abdul Kareem Khan, who was the great master of classical music. Kareem Niyazi learned classical music with his elder brother Ustad Mahood Khan, uncle Ustad Bade Babu Khan and other uncle Padmashree Niyaz Ahmed Khan. Kareem Niyazi has participated in many national level shows in Mumbai, Delhi, Goa, Kolkata, Jaipur, and Samode etc. He has an affection of classical and semi-classical music. He is great in classical music, Gazal Geet, Filmi songs and so on (vocal teacher). Kareem Niyazi has participated in numerous national and international programs in U.A.E, USA, Sri Lanka, etc.
He performed with Ustad Niyaz Ahmed Khan (classical singer) and Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Mashkoor Ali Khan, Ustad Aslam Khan, Ustad Iqbal Khan, Ustad Rashid Khan in Mumbai and Usatd Sabir Khan (Tabla Player), Pt. Rajan Sajan Mishra in Calcutta. He also played with the Ghazal artist Mehdi Hassan Khan, Chandan Das, Hariharan, and Raj Kumar Rizvi, Roop Kumar Rathod, Jaswant Singh, etc. and many different performances at schools and universities in India, even abroad.