Saturday, 30 July 2011

Ustad Rahim Fahimuddin Dagar (1927-2011) passes away.

Dhrupad maestro Fahimuddin Dagar dies

A golden voice of Indian classical music has fallen silent with the death of Ustad Rahim Fahimudddin Dagar, a doyen of the Dhrupad school who was said to be a descendent of legendary Mughal musician Tansen’s guru. He was 84.
Dagar died here Wednesday night after battling a long illness at a private hospital, dealing a blow to one of India’s oldest musical ‘gharanas’ that he and his illustrious clan were instrumental in taking to younger audiences across the country and abroad.
Dagar had been admitted to hospital April 23 after a paralytic attack.
The vocalist was a senior exponent of the Dagar Vani Dhrupad school of music. He kept the historic legacy of dhrupad alive with unforgettable performances spanning more than the last six decades.
Dagar is survived by a wife and a daughter.
He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2008 and was honoured with the Sangeet Natak Akademi Ratna Puraskar in 2010. He was born in Alwar, Rajasthan, in 1927.

In his memory:
Raga Bhoopali: Alap & Dhrupad in Choutal & Raga Khamaj: Dhamar (80:03) rendered by Ustad Rahim Fahimuddin Khan Dagar live in Santa Fe, USA in 1985:


Original uploader: Irfan Zuberi. 


bolingo69 said...

Thank you Tawfiq for collecting these links here.
A great loss indeed!

Here is a beautiful photo of a 43 years old (young!) Rahim Fahimuddin taken by my friend Bengt "Beche" Berger in Chembur, Bombay in 1968!

Unfortunately it is impossible to download from esnips.

That does NOT work if you are on an Mac OS X system because of the necessary .exe.

Can someone please share this via a regular dl service like megaupload or similar?!

Tawfiq said...

I will upload the esnips file on Multiupload. It might take a couple of hours. Sorry.
Thank you for the foto, Bolingo.

bolingo69 said...

No rush Tawfiq!
Thank you for your always so kind help!

bolingo69 said...

Thank you Tawfiq for adding the alternative linke to the file from esnips!

Here are lot more photos of Rahim Fahimuddin and other members of the Dagar family taken by my friend Beche in Chembur Bombay 1968! Well worth a viewing

Hope the link works ....

ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir - IMCRadio.Net) said...

@ Blingo69: I know Beche, he is doing a great job with his new music label in Sweden - Country & Eastern ( ) ...

As I know Dagar Family personally we music lovers and fans of Dhrupad all around the globe are mourning about the demise of great Ustad Rahim Fahimuddin Khan, who left us on 27th July... I decided to present a tribute radio show with hommage to this wise man in music - (on Facebook: )

Keep in touch... so wonderful to get to know new people who have such high passion for ICM.

TC/Greetings from North Germany, Hamburg - ElJay R

Marco Shamboo said...

Amazin Blog! thnks for all!