H. Sayeeduddin Dagar

Indian singer
Dagar in 2017

Hussain Sayeeduddin Dagar (20 April 1939 – 30 July 2017), popularly known as Saeed Bhai, was an Indian classical vocalist. His songs were dedicated to the Dhrupad tradition. The oldest existing form of north Indian classical music (Hindustani classical music).[1][2] He was a part of the Dagar family of musicians.[3][4] He was born in Alwar, Rajasthan.


Dagar represented the 19th generation of Dagar Tradition. His cousins Nasir Moinuddin Dagar and Nasir Aminuddin Dagar were known as the Senior Dagar Brothers. Similarly, Nasir Zahiruddin and Nasir Faiyazuddin Dagar were known as the Younger Dagar Brothers. His other cousins were Zia Mohiuddin Dagar, Zia Fariduddin Dagar, and Rahim Fahimuddin Dagar.[5]


Dagar died on 30 July 2017 of a heart attack in Pune, Maharashtra at the age of 78.


  1. "Nuances of the notes: Ustad Fariduddin Dagar." The Hindu. 20 February 2005.
  2. "Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar: One of Dhrupad's oldest exponents." Outlook (magazine). 3 June 2002.
  3. Dagar Family tree
  4. Press Trust of India (9 May 2013). "Dhrupad maestro Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar dies". Daily News and Analysis. Retrieved 10 May 2013.
  5. "The Dagar Brothers and the Dagar Family: Renowned Dhrupad Maestros". Dhrupad.info. Retrieved 2012-01-19.

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