Group: Seema Bharadwaj and Group
A 75-year-old artist from Lucknow, Maheshwar Dayal Nagar has been working in music through the exploration and mastery of Classical, Awadhi Folk, and Sugam Sangeet. At a very young age during his childhood years, he began to learn music taking inspiration from his father, Shri M L Nagar. He has been working hard towards achieving mastery in his craft and pursues it with great passion. He considers his father as his guru speaks very highly of his teachings as well as his calibre in the field of music. Most of his songs are thus performed to be in a similar style. He also believes that music has been inherited from him. When he was a child/in his youth, he would try to imitate his father and thus picked up the Harmonium and never stopped learning. He also knows how to classical percussion instruments apart from the Harmonium and has performed in various locations within the state of Uttar Pradesh as well as other states and presented his talent and abilities abroad. He envisions music as the most integral part of his life since the day he has become aware of himself as someone who possesses a talent for music. He considers Raga Malkos and Bhopali as the ones he is the fondest of and has made most of his compositions in. He has a Son and a Daughter but is currently staying alone in Lucknow. Despite his mature age, he strives to keep developing his craft and dreams works towards perfecting it day in day out for his passion for music seems to have no bounds.
- Uttar Pradesh