Newsbullet.in: Ustad Rahim Fahimuddin Khan Dagar dies…
Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on July 29, 2011
NewsBullet.in | Indo-Asian News Service
Friday, 29 July 2011 11:38
New Delhi: A golden voice of Indian classical music has fallen silent with the death of Ustad Rahim Fahimudddin Dagar, a doyen of the Dhrupad school who was said to be a descendent of legendary Mughal musician Tansen‘s guru. He was 84.
Dagar died on Wednesday night after battling a long illness at a private hospital, dealing a blow to one of India’s oldest musical ‘gharanas’ that he and his illustrious clan was instrumental in taking to younger audiences across the country and abroad. Dagar had been admitted to hospital on April 23 after a paralytic attack.
The vocalist was a senior exponent of the Dagar Vani Dhrupad school of music. He kept the historic legacy of dhrupad alive with unforgettable performances spanning more than the last six decades. Dagar is survived by a wife and a daughter.
(Source: 29 July 2011 | Newsbullet.in)