30 September 1919|
|Died||9 May 2008
|Genres||Hindustani Music - khyal and light forms|
Dastur was part of Indian Film Industry in 1930s, acting in a few films by Wadia Movietone and other film banners. In 1933, when Wadia Movietone under JBH Wadia, released its first talkie film, he performed classical songs as child actor in film Lal-e-Yaman. But his first love was Indian Classical Music.
He was a disciple of Sawai Gandharva, whose other disciples were Bhimsen Joshi and Gangubai Hangal, and a regular performer at Sawai Gandharva Music Festival for several years, well into his late 80s.
Pt.Firoz Dastur's music was very close to Abdul Karim Khan's style. He taught music to many. Some of his disciples are - Wagle, Sudha Divekar, Achyut Abhyankar, Sujan Rane, and Usha Deshpande. He has recorded prolifically on gramophone records and tapes and CD's. Two of his earliest recordings on 'Young India' label discs could be heard at http://sounds.bl.uk/world-and-traditional-music/Young-India-record-label-collection/025M-CEAP190X3X01-055ZV0
Dastur died in May 2008 in Mumbai after a brief illness. He was 89.
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