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Nisa Azeezi

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Native name  Nisa Azeezi
Name  Nisa Azeezi
Occupation(s)  Singer, Composer
Role  Singer
Instruments  Harmonium / violin
Albums  Jasba e dil
Years active  = 1998–present

Nisa Azeezi
Born  16 April 1970 (age 45) Malappuram, Malappuram, Kerala (1970-04-16)
Genres  Singer, Malayalam Ghazal / Qawwali

Damadam Mast by Nisa Azeezi

Nisa Azeezi (നിസ അസീസി) is a Ghazal and Qawwali singer from Kerala, India Nisa Azeezi hailing from an Aranadan language family rooted in Hindustani music tradition started learning music at the very age of four. It was her father, MA Azeez who initiated her in to the Hindustani classical music Music zone. Nisa accompanied her father for concerts conducted under Malappuram raag tharang. It was around the age of eight she started singing. She also got an opportunity to sing at Kalpathi Ratholsavam during the period. She went on learning and practicing music and successfully passed out from Chembai Memorial Government Music College. The first ever Muslim student who passed out from Chembai Memorial Government Music College has probably been Nisa Azeezi. Since obtaining a Ganabhooshanam degree,which is the Carnatic music. She has been teaching music at MES Muslim Educational Society Senior Secondary school, tirur. Nisa could be considered the lone woman Qawwali singer in Kerala who explores Hindustani Music traditions. She is still practicing under Rafique Khan in Gwalior gharana.



  • Ganabhooshanam- The Degree in music conferred by Chembai Memorial Government Music College, Palakkad, Kerala.
  • Carnatic music Vocal under Sri. K.G.Marar.
  • Hindustani Music (Vocal) under Ustad A.E. Vincent and Ustad Sarat Chandra Maratte.
  • Hindustani Vocal Diploma from Gandharva Mahavidyalaya
  • Hindustani Vocal under Ustad Umer Bhai, Jaipur-Atrauli gharana
  • Hindustani Vocal under Ustad Fayaz Ahemed Khan, Kirana gharana
  • Recognition's

  • Received Junior Fellowship constituted by Central Ministry of Culture (India) on the subject of The Ghazal Tradition of Malabar in the year 2000
  • References

    Nisa Azeezi Wikipedia