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Category Dhrupad

Ustad Bahauddin Dagar

Ustad Bahauddin Dagar is a torchbearer of the Dagarvani Dhrupad, known for its patient, meditative approach. He is the world’s leading master of the rudra veena (‘roaring veena’), still considered by many to be the king of Indian instruments. Though rare today, its even, austere tone remains linked with a certain universal purity, close to the essence of Indian classical. Some trace the Dagar family lineage back to master musicians of the 16th century, and Bahauddin ...

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Gundecha Brothers

Ramakant and Umakant Gundecha always sing together, and are often joined by their youngest brother Akhilesh on pakhawaj. After childhood ... read more

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Pandit Nirmalya Dey

Pandit Nirmalya Dey is a master vocalist of the Dagarvani Dhrupad, known for patient, detailed elaboration of some of North ... read more

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Pelva Naik

Pelva Naik is one of India’s finest young Dhrupad vocalists. She is also one of the few women who sing the style, ... read more

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Pandit Premkumar Mallick

Pandit Premkumar Mallick is a leading exponent of the Darbhanga Dhrupad court music tradition, named for a former state near the Nepalese ... read more

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Pandit Uday Bhawalkar

Pandit Uday Bhawalkar is a leading Dhrupad singer. As a teenager he trained at the Dhrupad Kendra in Bhopal, and ... read more

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Ustad Wasifuddin Dagar

Ustad Wasifuddin Dagar is a modern Dhrupad vocal master, blending patient phrases with fine rhythmic control and an effortless vocal ... read more

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