Zakiruddin Allabande Nasiruddin and Ziauddin Khan Dhrupad Singers All India Music Conference Delhi

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dagar Dhrupad tradition

Baba Behram Khan Son of Gopal Das ( Imam Baksh) is credited with giving the Dagar tradition its present form. Travelled to Benares.....................

Ustad Zakiruddin Khan The Elder son on Mohammad Jan Khan and grand nephew of Baba Behram Khan was appointed the principal musician of the Udaipur court in the 1860`s by Maharana Sajjan Singh. His reputation as  a singer....................

Ustad Allabande Khan The younger son of Mohammad Jan Khan and grand nephew of Baba Behram Khan, lived in Udaipur with Zakiruddin Khan, and later in1912 was appointed the principal musician in the court of Alwar. His style of singing was serene and sensual, ....................

Ustad Ziauddin Khan He succeeded his father Zakiruddin Khan at the Udaipur court. Although primarily a vocalist he had a passion for the Rudra Veena which he played in private. His style of ....................

Ustad Nasiruddin Khan The eldest son of Ustad Allabande Khan, was already a famous musician in his own right when Zakiruddin and Allabande Khan were alive. He had a soft and melodious voice,....................

Ustad Rahimuddin Khan Dagar The second son of Ustad Allabande Khan trained under his father and uncle Zakiruddin Khan and also under his elder brother Nasiruddin and cousin Ziauddin. Had a highly erudite and spiritual approach to the art, and ....................

Ustad Imamuddin Khan Dagar Third son of Ustad Allabande Khan, Ustad Imamuddin Khan had a fine resonant voice and one could see many aspects of his elder brother Nasiruddin Khan’s style....................

Ustad Hussainuddin Khan Dagar The youngest son of Allabande Khan trained under his father and his elder brother Nasiruddin Khan and succeeded Allabande Khan as the principal musician of....................

Ustad Nasir Moinuddin Dagar The eldest son of Nasiruddin Khan and a charismatic performer who together with his younger brother Ustad Nasir Aminuddin Dagar attained fame in the 1950's and 60's as the Senior Dagar Brothers. His  singing came the closest to that of Nasiruddin ...................

Ustad Nasir Aminuddin Dagar 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,....................

Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar

The Dagar Brothers Grandsons of Zakiruddin Khan and Allabande Khan - The Dagar Brothers ( from left to right): Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar( b1933), Ustad Nasir Zahiruddin Dagar(1932-....................

Mp3 files of some of these Maestros of Dhrupad