Baha'ud'din Mohiuddin Dagar (born 1970) is the rudra veena player and son of famous north Indian musician Zia Mohiuddin Dagar.[1][2] He plays rudra veena with the dagarbani style. He represents the 20th generation of Dagar lineage, referring to Nayak Haridas Dagar of the 16th century. However, he traces his ancestry to Baba Gopal Das, who converted to Islam, and became Baba Imam Baksh in the 18th century, making him the representative of the 8th generation.[3]

Bahauddin Dagar
Dagar in 2013
Background information
Born1970 (age 52–53)
GenresHindustani classical music
Instrument(s)Rudra veena
Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2012
Mohi Baha'ud-din performs at Kollam, 2013

Awards and recognition Edit

In 2012, he was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, the highest award for performing artists, conferred by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's National Academy for Music, Dance and Drama.[4][5]

Early life and training Edit

Dagar started learning the veena from his father Zia Mohiuddin Dagar when he was 12 years old. After the death of his father in 1990, he continued his training under his uncle Zia Fariddudin Dagar.[3]

References Edit

  1. ^ "Huge ovation for Gotipua dancers". CNN IBN. Cuttack. 27 May 2011. Archived from the original on 5 February 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2022.
  2. ^ Ramnarayan, Gowri (28 December 2006). "Musical growth in an age of distraction". The Hindu. Chennai, India. Archived from the original on 15 November 2007. Retrieved 6 January 2022.
  3. ^ a b Kumar, Mala (March 2004). "Musical venture". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 4 April 2004. Retrieved 6 January 2022.
  4. ^ "Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowships and Akademi Awards 2012" (PDF). Press Information Bureau, Govt. of India. Retrieved 6 January 2022.
  5. ^ "SNA: List of Akademi Awardees". Sangeet Natak Akademi website. Archived from the original on 31 March 2016. Retrieved 6 January 2022.