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Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar

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Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar

Born: 15 June 1932

Died: 8 May 2013

  • He was an Indian classical vocalist belonging to the Dhrupad tradition, the oldest existing form of north Indian classical music (Hindustani classical music).
  • He was part of the Dagar family of musicians.
  • He taught at the Dhrupad Kendra in Bhopal with his elder brother Zia Mohiuddin Dagar.
  • He also taught as a visiting professor up to the time of the Babri mosque riots.
  • After the riots, he decided to live at the gurukul of his brother Zia Mohiuddin Dagar at Palaspe near Panvel.
  • He was awarded the 1994 Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in Hindustani music-Vocal by Sangeet Natak Akademi.
  • He has performed widely in India and abroad, and received the Tansen Samman from the Madhya Pradesh government .
  • In 2005, he was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the North American Dhrupad Association.
  • During the making of the film, they spent over two months in Madhya Pradesh, a lot of time in Bhopal.
  • In those days, Shri Arjun Singh was the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Cultural development was one of his passions. It is because of him that the magnificent Bharat Bhavan cultural center came up in Bhopal.

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