Bahauddin Dagar

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
Dagar in 2013
Background information
Born1970 (age 50–51)
GenresHindustani classical music
InstrumentsRudra veena
Associated actsZia Fariddudin Dagar, Zia Mohiuddin Dagar
Mohi Baha'ud-din performs at Kollam, 2013

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 trainingEdit

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


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  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 1 June 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b Kumar, Mala (March 2004). "Musical venture". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 4 April 2004.
  4. ^ "Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowships and Akademi Awards 2012" (PDF). Press Information Bureau, Govt of India. Retrieved 28 May 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "SNA: List of Akademi Awardees". Sangeet Natak Akademi Official website. Archived from the original on 31 March 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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