Bahauddin Dagar

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Bahauddin Dagar
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Dagar in 2013
Background information
Born1970 (age 47–48)
GenresHindustani classical music
InstrumentsRudra veena
Associated actsZia Fariddudin Dagar, Zia Mohiuddin Dagar
Mohi Baha'ud-din performs at Kollam, 2013

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]

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 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]


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

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