Ghulam Datagir Shaida
Shaida was born in 1917 in Char Deh area of kabul. He is the son of
rubab player Khalifa Qurban Ali. Ghulam Dastageer was keen to music
and at the age of 9 started taking lessons from his uncle Ustad
Nowroz and Ustad Ghulam Hussain and thereafter sought the tutelage
of Ustad Abdul Wahid Khan in Pahnawar India.
After his return to
Kabul, he selected the best of classical poems and composed them
into Rogs and song. He enjoyed music so much and would lose himself
into performance, by violently jolting his his arms and moving his
head that his lesions gave him the title of Gulam Dastageer e Diwana
(The Crazy One). One of his biggest fans granted the title of "Shaida"
which stuck with him till the end.
In 1948 and in 1968 Shaida was granted a scholarship to study
eastern classical music at the music scool of Banarass India. After
his rerurn to Kabul, Shaida recieved the title of Ustad after
winning a music competition that year.
Ustad Shaid passed away in 1971 after returning from a wedding in
Qarabagh north of Kabul. His students include (son) Wahid Shaidai,
Hamahang, Latifa Rana, Alam Showqi and other
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