SUNDAR SINGH, RAGI (1892-1937), head musician at Sri Harimandar at Amritsar, was born at Amritsar in 1892, the son of Bahi Amar Singh Arora, himself a musician of considerable standing. Sundar Singh served his apprenticeship with Bhai Atra, a well known rababi (rebeckplayer), who was a disciple of Bhai Moti, a rababi of still greater repute in his time. He further chiselled his style under a noted Sikh musician, Uttam Singh. On 10 September 1932, he was appointed ragIat the Harimandar where he soon rose to be the head musician. He had a rich melodious voice and his favourite instruments were dilruba, a string instrument, and harmonium, and his favourite mode was Khayal.
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