17th Baba Behram Khan Dagar Dhrupad Samaroh, Jaipur
In 1972, the centenary year of the dhrupadiya Behram Khan who adorned the courts of Bahadur Shah Zafar and Ranjit Singh, his great grand children, the Dagar brothers organized the first Dhrupad Samaroh, (festival) in Jaipur. Ten years later, the samaroh also took root in Delhi.
The 17th Dhrupad Samaorh was held in Jaipur from 8th to 10th October 2004 at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur. Along with dhrupad exponents from the Dagar family, several leading vocalists including Pt. Abhay Narayan Mallick, Shri Uday Bahawalkar, and instrumentalists Ustad Asad Ali Khan, Smt. Radhika Bhudhkar, and Pt. Ramesh Prem, accompanied by leading pakhawaj players Pt Laxmi Narayan Pawar, Pt Dal Chand Sharma, Shri Mohan Shyam Sharma, and Shri Praveen Arya enthalled the Jaipur audience.