Dabir Khan

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Dabir Khan was a 20th-century beenkar and vocalist. He was the grandson of legendary vina player Wazir Khan.[1]


Dabir Khan learned vina from his grandfather, Wazir Khan. He was employed at All India Radio Calcutta[2] and in 1969 was awarded a Sangeet Natak Akademi Award.[3]

Among the pupils of Dabir Khan was Manna Dey.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Dabir Khan was born in Rampur State in 1905.[citation needed] He died in 1972.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Geography of Hindustani Music: The Influence of Region and Regionalism . ISBN 9781109003420.
  2. ^ Gopal, Rupa. "The Tansen legacy". The Hindu.
  3. ^ "SNA: Awardeeslist". sangeetnatak.gov.in. Archived from the original on 31 March 2016.
  4. ^ Chakrabarti, Kunal; Chakrabarti, Shubhra (22 August 2013). Historical Dictionary of the Bengalis. ISBN 9780810880245.
  5. ^ McCollum, Jonathan; Hebert, David G (11 September 2014). Theory and Method in Historical Ethnomusicology. ISBN 9781498507059.