Kudao Singh was the originator of a forceful, and rhythmically complex style of pakhavaj playing that bears his name. An incomplete manuscript of his work Laya Prashna from the Datia State Library with descriptions of 20 types of whole and fractional tempos shows the complexity of his art. For more on Kudao Singh and other famed pakhavaj players and their art see Dhrupad of the Dagars, Conceptual Foundations and Contemporary Questions.