Dapu Khan

Singer & Folk Artist

Dapu Khan Mirasi is 58 years old Khamaicha player. He has been playing in Jaisalmer for past 30 years and lives in a small village named Bhadali. Dapu started learning when he was a child along with his younger brother. They used to sit with khamiacha with their father and from there they started learning and playing the instrument. He has self-composed songs in raag pahadi, rana and malhar. Initially, when he started playing sitting at his home the entire neighborhood gathered around his house and listen him playing which gave him a motive in life and that was to pursue this great art of his ancestors.

Dapu Khan every day sits at the queen’s palace at Jaisalmer fort with his Khamaicha playing for tourist coming from all over the world. He has make this spot his pet spot since many years back the district collector requested him to showcase the famous Khamicha and welcome the guests entering the Jaisalmer Fort. He has been sitting at this spot since last 25 years and it provides a portion of living for him and his family. Dapu has performed in almost all the major cities in India.