Dhruv Sangari (also known as Bilal Chishty) began training in Hindustani classical music at the age of 7 under Smt. Shahana Bannerjee and Tabla with Pt. B.S. Ramanna. Later, he developed an interest in Sufism and Sufi music,and began learning Qawwali under Ustad Meraj Ahmed Nizami of the Delhi-Qawwalbachhe Gharana. He was also given training and guidance by the legendary Qawwali and Classical maestro late Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khansaheb of Pakistan.


About Dhruv's qualifications

Dhruv has a masters degree in Hindustani Classical music from the University of Delhi and has been performing professionally since 2001 with his Sufi music troupe 'Rooh'. His repertoire includes Persio- Arabic poetry, Punjabi-Hindvi Sufi poetry and Urdu Poetry from the works of famed poets and saints such as Hazrat Amir Khusrau, Sant Kabir, Baba Farid RA, Hzt. Shah Hussain, Baba Bulleshah, Meerabai, Mevlana Hafez, Mevlana Rumi RA, Mevlana Jami, Allama Iqbal, Hzt. Bu Ali Shah Qalandar, Hzt. Shah Niyaz Bareilvy RA, Hzt Sarmad, Mirza Ghalib, Baba Nanak, Sant Tulsidas and a number of contemporary figures including Bari Nizami, Naaz Khyalavi and Boota Aziz.

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