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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June 15, 2019