Faiyazuddin Khan Dagar. His father Late Ustad Hussainuddin Khan Dagar (alias Tansen Pandey of Kolkata) was his first guru, from whom he started learning at the age of six. After the death of his father in 1963, in Kolkata he learnt extensively from his uncle Late Padmabhushan Ustad Rahimuddin Khan Dagar. Later he took training under his brothers and considers himself a student of Dhrupad. He has groomed his two sons into the 20th generation in Dagarvani Dhrupad performers. The two sons have performed independently in India and abroad.
He is teaching around 15-20 students in Paris, around 20-25 students in Holland and an equal number in Belgium. He spends at least 4-6 months in Europe where there has been a growing interest in Indian traditional art forms, and especially Dhrupad. Today, the west has a larger number of renditions of dhrupad, and people raising more funds to support the few practitioners. This recognition of Dhrupad in the West has been prevalent and increasing from the 1960s, when French philosopher, Alain Danielou, recognized the depth of this genre, and helped in its preservation by introducing it in the European countries, supporting the senior Dagar brothers (Ustad N. Aminuddin Khan Dagar and Ustad Mohiuddin Khan Dagar).
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