Dagar Brothers – Ustad Nasir Zahiruddin (1933 – 1994) and Nasir Faiyazuddin (1934 – 1989) Dagar

Dagar Brothers - Zahiruddin & FaiyazuddinDagar Brothers - Zahirudding & FaiyazuddinDagar Brothers - Zahirudding & Faiyazuddin

Dagar Brothers – Nasir Zahiruddin & Nasir Faiyazuddin visited Ahmedabad in 1984. I am happy to find a recording that they made during their visit.

For us to enjoy…..(click on the link below to listen)

Raga: Miyan Ki Todi 20:53 (Alap & Dhrupad – Kaun Bharam Bhule Ho Man Gyani)



1 Photograph – www.dovesong.com

2 Audio Recording – All India Radio, Ahmedabad. Broadcast Recorded and Digitized by Dhaivat Shukla.


5 Responses to “Dagar Brothers – Ustad Nasir Zahiruddin (1933 – 1994) and Nasir Faiyazuddin (1934 – 1989) Dagar”

  1. Christopher Dye Says:

    It’s great to be able to hear this performance.

    The pakhawaji is the same as in the second picture posted: the great Pt. Mohan Shyam Sharma. He was quite young when this was recorded!

  2. Ira Landgarten Says:

    To Whom It May Concern:

    Aside from the fact that we are lovers of Indian Classical Music, it has just been brought to my attention that you are using an unauthorized, uncredited copyrighted photograph of the Younger Dagar Brothers, taken by me in New York in 1983, on your website ‘Mehfil-E-Mausiqi.’

    I am the sole owner & author of this photograph; I have absolutely no idea as to how you obtained this image but I request that you remove it immediately as it is obviously not secure from down-loading & further mis-appropriation. In fact, it seems that Navras Records in London has taken this very image from your site & utilized it on a recent CD cover—also without authorization, credit or remuneration.

    In this cyber-age we are all concerned with pirating, copying & every form of inappropriate usage of ‘intellectual properties’ however when it affects our very livelihood then it becomes a more serious matter…That is why I am addressing this issue & bringing it to your attention immediately.

    I trust that you will honor my request with all due speed as I wish to avoid bringing this into the ‘legal arena.’

    Sincerely, Ira Landgarten

    Ira Landgarten is an independent scholar, critic and aficionado, who has been studying and documenting Indian classical music for over 30 years. 

    From 1973-76, he lived in India and Nepal, studying traditional sitar rudiments of the Vishnupur school with the late Sangeetacharya Gokul Nag and his son, Pandit Manilal Nag, as well as researching the string instrument craft in Calcutta. His articles, interviews, liner notes and photographs of many of India’s most renowned musicians have appeared throughout the world. He co-founded Raga Records [www.raga.com] and Simla House, Inc. [www.simlahouse.com], and has co-produced many of their titles. He is currently working on an anthology of his photos and interviews with many of India’s major classical musicians. A video documentary, Kings with Straw Mats, on which he collaborated, has been released by Mystic Fire Video. In 1992 Ira was invited to participate in the ‘Parampara’ Festival at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin; several of his photos appeared in the exhibition as well as the tri-lingual book ‘Masters of Raga.’

    Ira has been affiliated with the World Music Institute, New York, [www.worldmusicinstitute.org] since its inception and his photos were displayed in the “World Music in Focus” Twentieth Anniversary exhibition at the Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, NY during autumn 2004. He is also one of the very first recipients of the “Chhandayan Jyotsna Awards” for his tremendous contribution towards the propagation and preservation of Indian Classical Music via Photographic Documentation. Ira was the “Chief Guest” at the Sangeetacharya Gokul Chandra Nag Centenary held at Kala Mandir, Kolkata, February 2006. He participated in the “India and the World” conference organized by the Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands in November 2008, and several of his photographs were entered into the archives of the Department of Musicology.

    His work has appeared in the following publications:

    FRETS, NY Times, NY Post, Rhythm Music, Bansuri, India Archive Music, Music of the World, Raga Records, Simla House, Asia Society, Festival of India, Encyclopedia Britannica Online, Oxford University Press, Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts, SonicNet, Hinduism Today, Big Bridge, MOMENT Records, ECM Records, World Village Records, Poetry Flash, Acoustic Guitar, Acoustic Disc, WMI Calendar, Village Voice, The Villager, Dirty Linen, Shanachie Records, Blind Pig Records, RAVE [India], Vibrations [Switzerland] Here Is New York [9.11 coverage], BBC Scotland & assorted publications, etc.

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  5. Jayanth from Bangalore Says:

    To Ira Langarten: Thanks for permitting to use the picture as it is for non-commercial use.

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