Dr Habeeb Nisar, second son of Tabla Nawaz Ustad Shaik Dawood, graduated from Osmania University. He did his PhD from Hyderabad Central University (HCU), thesis on "Indian Music in Urdu literature" (1990). Presently a faculty in the Department of Urdu, HCU. He also has a Post Doctorate to his credit.

Dr. Habeeb Nisar, has published ninty five research papers in the periodicals of sub-continent, which include 25 papers on various aspects of Indian Classical Music and musicians. In one of his research papers entitled as "Music and Aurangzeb", he established with historical evidences about the Moghal Emperor who did not prohibit music in his period and, the story of "Funeral of Music" is a Fantasy. Influence of Uzbekistan on sub-continent culture with special reference to Indian Music is another readable paper.

Dr. Nisar authorized eight books, one of which is on "Music and Urdu Literature" presently editing a manuscript of above 400 years old "Kitab-e-Nauras" a masterpiece of Indian Classical Music, written by Ibrahim Adil Shah II, the 5th king of the Adil Shah's dynasty of Bijapur. He has also written "A short History of Indian Classical Music"(In process).

Dr. Nisar had designed and introduced a certificate course in open school mood entitled "Understanding and Appreciation of Ghazal" for Directorate of Distance Education to start from January 2006.

- One of the best scholar the Department has produced"
Prof. Gyan Chand Jain (California - USA)

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email: drhabeebnisar@yahoo.co.in
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