Baha’ud- din Dagar belongs to the 20th generation of the Dagar family. He started his training on the sitar under the tutelage of his mother, Smt. Pramila Dagar, at the age of seven, and went on to learn the surbahar and then the rudra veena from his father, and then his uncle, Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar. Mr. Dagar first performed at a concert at the age of twenty, and has since been responsible for keeping the Dagar Vani style of dhrupad alive on the rudra veena. He uses the dhrupad syllables in the playing of the rudra veena, which give him a unique and precise sense of timing in the cutting of phrases while presenting the aalap, jor and jhala. Based on his research at the IIT Mumbai, he has also rediscovered a new veena that brings together both the north and the south music traditions, and has named it the ‘Ras Veena’. Mr. Dagar has performed at various audiences festivals across India and abroad, such as the Tansen Samaroahs (Gwalior), Dhrupad Samaroahs (Mumbai & Delhi), Sangeet Natak Akademi Fest (Delhi), Zeitfluss Fest (Austria), Festival Du Fes (Morocco), and the Darbar Festival (London). His music has been recorded by Music Today (India), Makars (France), Ragini Sutra (India), Sense World (London) and India Music Archives ([USA). He is the recipient of several awards such as the prestigious Sanskriti Award (New Delhi), the Yuvak Sadhak Award (Bhopal), and the Raza Foundation Award (New Delhi). Baha’ud-din Dagar lives and works in Mumbai, Maharashtra.