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Pelva Naik

Pelva is a solo Dhrupad vocalist, and has been trained under the eminent Dagar School of Music. She is a disciple of the legendary Dhrupad maestro Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar. She has also received proficient guidance from Rudraveena maestro Ustad Mohi Bahauddin Dagar.

In her music, Pelva endeavors to adhere sincerely to these traditional elements – so complete in themselves. At the same time, with the help of the great liberty that the discipline of dhrupad offers, she strives to cultivate fresh characteristics that are personal and distinct.
She believes that even though performance of this unique art form is a central aspect of her ‘being’ as an artist; teaching and edification of Dhrupad must remain the most integral element for a practitioner. Teaching and sharing the nuances of the art of Dhrupad is an integral part of her life and practice.