Dhruv Sangari, also known as Bilal Chishty Sangari, is a Sufi & Classical Indian vocalist & composer.
His journey as a musician led him to discover the genius of Pakistani Qawwali maestro Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, whom he eventually met & learnt from in the mid 1990s.
In 2013, he made his singing debut with the song ‘Lutt Jawan’ from ‘Commando’. He has collaborated with many noted artists such as Nitin Sawhney, Amit Trivedi, Habib Tanvir & AR Rahman.
He has also hosted a couple of music shows on TV based on Indian Classical Music as ‘Tarang ki Mehfil’ on ETV Urdu in 2001 and ‘Raagon ki Haseen Duniya’ on DD Urdu in 2008.
As a lead vocalist for a number of bands like ‘Da-Saz’, ‘Rooh’ and ‘Humble Mystic’, Dhruv has performed worldwide with a musical repertoire ranging from Punjabi & Hindustani to Urdu Ghazal & Qawwali and also profound Sufi devotional verses.
With a keen interest in mystic poetry and classical music, its research, dissemination and documentation, Dhruv is a founding member of ‘Ektara India’- a UN cited not for profit cultural organization.
For his work in the field of Sufi-Bhakti music Dhruv has received awards and recognition from institutions such as Rotary Club and Amir Khusro Foundation.
Dhruv has been lauded for his unique ability to explain the context and hidden meanings of Sufi kalam or poetry to both Indian and Western audiences. A regular at both private, media and corporate events, he is able to perceive and bring together the spiritual and philosophical aspects of this rich heritage.