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Zia Mohiuddin Dagar (14 March 1929 – 28 September 1990), popularly known as Z. M. Dagar, was a North Indian (Hindustani) classical musician, one of the 19th generation of Dagar family dhrupad musicians. [1]

22 relations: -ji, Bahauddin Dagar, Berkeley, California, Dhrupad, Hindustani classical music, Kalidas Samman, Kumbha of Mewar, Madhya Pradesh, Maharana, Mumbai, North India, Pakhavaj, Rajasthan, Rudra veena, Sangeet Natak Akademi, Seattle, Shruti (music), Tanpura, Udaipur, University of Washington, Wesleyan University, Zia Fariduddin Dagar.


Jī (जी, جی, IAST) is an honorific used as a suffix in Hindustani and many other languages of the Indian subcontinent.

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Bahauddin Dagar

Baha'ud'din Mohiuddin Dagar (born 1970) is the rudra veena player and son of famous north Indian musician Zia Mohiuddin Dagar.

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Berkeley, California

Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in northern Alameda County, California, United States.

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Dhrupad (Hindi: ध्रुपद) is a vocal genre in Hindustani classical music, said to be the oldest still in use in that musical tradition.

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Hindustani classical music

Hindustani classical music is the Hindustani or North Indian style of Indian classical music.

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Kalidas Samman

The Kalidas Samman (कालिदास सम्मान) is a prestigious arts award presented annually by the government of Madhya Pradesh in India.

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Kumbha of Mewar

Rana Kumbha ("Hindu Surrtran" & "Abhinav Bharta Charya" or Kumbhakarna Singh, died 1468 AD) was the ruler of Mewar, a state in western India, between 1433 and 1468 AD, and belonging to the Sisodia clan of Rajputs.

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Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh (MP) (meaning Central Province) is a state in central India.

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Maharana is a variation on the Indian (mainly Hindu) royal title Maharaja, also meaning 'Great king' in Hindi.

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Mumbai (also known as Bombay, the official name until 1995) is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra.

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North India

North India (उत्तर भारत, ਉੱਤਰ ਭਾਰਤ, شمالي هندستان) is a loosely defined region consisting of the northern part of India.

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The pakhawaja (Hindi: पखावज) or mridang is an Indian barrel-shaped, two-headed drum, a variant and descendant of the older mridang.

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Rajasthan (literally, "Land of Kings") is India's largest state by area (or 10.4% of India's total area).

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Rudra veena

The rudra veena (also spelled rudra vina, रुद्रवीणा, রুদ্রবীণা), and also called bīn (Hindi: बीन in North India, is a large plucked string instrument used in Hindustani classical music, one of the major types of veena played in Indian classical music. It has a long tubular body made of wood or bamboo with a length between 54 and 62 inches. Two large, round resonators, made of dried and hollowed gourds, are attached under the tube. Twenty-four brass-fitted raised wooden frets are fixed on the tube with the help of wax. There are 4 main strings and 3 chikari strings. As Rudra is a name for the Hindu god Shiva, rudra vina literally means "the veena dear to Shiva". It is an ancient instrument rarely played today. The rudra veena declined in popularity in part due to the introduction in the early 19th century of the surbahar, which allowed sitarists to more easily present the alap sections of slow dhrupad-style ragas. In the 20th century, Zia Mohiuddin Dagar modified and redesigned the rudra veena to use bigger gourds, a thicker tube (dandi), thicker steel playing strings (0.45-0.47 mm) and closed javari that. This produced a soft and deep sound when plucked without the use of any plectrum (mizrab). The instrument was further modified as the shruti veena by Lalmani Misra to establish Bharat's Shadja Gram and obtain the 22 shrutis.

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Sangeet Natak Akademi

Sangeet Natak Akademi (Devanāgarī: संगीत नाटक अकादेमी or The National Academy for Music, Dance and Drama in English) is the national level academy for performing arts set up by the Government of India.

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Seattle is a coastal seaport city and the seat of King County.

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Shruti (music)

Shruti or sruti (pronounced śruti) is a Sanskrit term, which in the context of Indian music, is the smallest interval of pitch that the human ear can detect.

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The tanpura (or tambura, tanpuri) is a long-necked plucked string instrument found in various forms in Indian music; it does not play melody but rather supports and sustains the melody of another instrument or singer by providing a continuous harmonic bourdon or drone.

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Udaipur is a major city, municipal corporation and the administrative headquarters of the Udaipur district in the state of Rajasthan in western India.

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University of Washington

The University of Washington, commonly referred to as Washington or informally U-Dub, or locally as UW is a public flagship research university in Seattle, Washington, United States.

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Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University is a private liberal arts college in Middletown, Connecticut, founded in 1831.

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Zia Fariduddin Dagar

Zia Fariduddin Dagar (15 June 1932 – 8 May 2013) was an Indian classical vocalist in the Dhrupad, the oldest existing form of north Indian classical music (Hindustani classical music) and part of the Dagar family of musicians.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zia_Mohiuddin_Dagar

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