Ustad Fahimuddin Dagar

Ustad Rahim Fahimuddin Khan Dagar was born in Alwar (Rajasthan) in the year 1927. He studied the Rudra Veena with his uncle Ustad Ziauddin Khan Dagar. He also took occasional lessons from his other uncles Ustad Hussainuddin Khan Dagar (better known as Tansen Pandey) and Ustad Imamuddin Khan Dagar. Rahim Fahimuddin learnt Sanskrit from his father and Pt. Girdharilal Shastri and acquired the ability to recite Sanskrit texts properly.

The Ustad is known not only for the power and spontaneity of his alaap, but also for his rich repertoire of compositions, some of which are believed to date back to the 12th and 13th centuries.. It is the quality of music which has taken him to many countries like the USA, France, Germany and Italy for performances before select audiences and several honours beginning with the Sangeet Ratan in 1956. Awards include Sangeet Natak Academy honour, Meyar Foundation award, Kalidas Samman, Ustad Hafiz Ali Kahan award, Sahitya Kala Parishad award, Nada Life time achievement award among many others.