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Nasir Aminuddin Dagar





Ustad Nasir Aminuddin Dagar(1923-2000)

The second son of Ustad Nasiruddin Khan who, together with his elder brother Ustad Nasir Moinuddin Dagar, attained fame as the Senior Dagar Brothers. Blessed with a deep resonant voice, and a slightly restrained devotional style, he was the ideal duet partner for his flamboyant elder brother Moinuddin. He had his initial training from his father Ustad Nasiruddin Khan, and later learnt mainly from Ustads Hussainuddin Khan( Tansen Pandey), Ustad Ziauddin Khan and Ustad Riyazuddin Khan. He however regarded his elder brother Moinuddin Dagar as his main guru. He was famous in his family for his prodigious memory and remembered many compositions, perhaps more than anyone else of his generation in the Dagar family. He did teach some of them to his students, but most are now lost.

Raga Adana Nasir Aminuddin Dagar(1980's) (4mins 50 sec 6.8Mb) composition in Sooltal 10 beats in Raga Adana. This composition has a reference to Emperor Aurangzeb the religious fanatic who banned music and whose harsh rule is said to have led to the downfall of the Mughal empire.




Raga Bangal Bhairav Nasir Aminuddin Dagar(1980's) Rare composition of an uncommon Raga Bangal Bhairav.