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Dhamar in Purvi – Rahimuddin Khan Dagar

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Ustad Rahimuddin Khan Dagar ( mid 1930s)

Ustad Rahimuddin Khan Dagar ( mid 1930s)

A recording of Ustad Rahimuddin Khan Dagar singing a Dhamar ( cycle of 14 beats) in Raga Purvi. Pakhawaj by Pandit Ayodhya Prasad of the Kudao Singh Gharana. It is interesting that in Radio broadcasts in those days the honorifics Ustad, Pandit etc. were selectively used for some artists. A practice that was subsequently discontinued.

In this photo taken a few months after the death of his illustrious elder Brother Nasiruddin Khan in Indore (1936?) Rahimuddin Khan Sab poses with the children of the household.

An insightful article on Ayodhya Prasad with references to other great pakhawaj maestros like Kudao Singh can be found in the book ‘Musicians I Met’ by S.K. Chaubey – Pandit Ajodhya Prasad by S.K. Chaubey

CDS AND DVDS OF DHRUPAD ON CDBABY– Miya Ki Malhar Abhogi and LalitYaman and Malkauns

Written by dhrupad1234

June 23, 2009 at 12:46 pm

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  1. These records are nothing less than priceless, and I thank the uploader profoundly for putting it up for us to listen, as such old recordings are not easy to come by! Thank you once again, this effort is sincerely appreciated!


    October 17, 2010 at 9:51 am

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