Dilawar Jameel

Dilawar Jameel (b. 1989) is a tabla-maker who was born in Lahore, though his family comes from Rongal Pind, a village near the city of Wazirabad. His grandfather used to be based in the village and later on moved to Lahore His family has traditionally been making instruments for a long time, with him stating that it was one of the original instrument-making families of Lahore. He was taught how to make the tabla by his father when he was seventeen years old, while he professionally started making instruments when he was nineteen. He used to play the dholak earlier, and also worked at an office for some time. His son is currently learning this art from him, and he also has three to four students. He is currently actively making instruments.


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