|Birth name||Dumitru Fărcaș|
|Born||May 13, 1938|
Groșii Băii Mari, Romania
|Died||August, 7, 2018 (age 80)|
He was the leader of the "Mărțișorul" orchestra from 1962, with which he won many national and international awards.
In 2008 he was awarded the Doctor honoris causa by the Gheorghe Dima Music Academy.
In 2009 he became the honorary patron of the tarogato/taragot website "11fhMSE.com".
In May 2018, during televised celebrations for his 80th birthday, Dumitru was knighted by Romania's president Klaus Iohannis. He received the National Order of Faithful Servant. As a result, Dumitru was buried with military honours in August 2018.
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