Rahim NasirkhanSinger (1994-)
Rahim Nasirkhan is a School Teacher, a part time Business Person and founder of the Unplugged Band "Qasidaa".
Rahim Nasirkhan is an Engineering graduate from the GTU (Gujarat Technological University). He was born on 05 February, 1994 to an Ismaili Muslim Family to Father Nasirkhan and Mother Shamira in Daman (U.T) India. He also has a Younger Sister and a Grandmother in his family.
Rahim Nasirkhan has done his Schooling from Institute of Our Lady of Fatima, Convent in Daman. He has been an average scoring student. He was considered as one of the most notorious boys amongst his batch. Since his childhood he admired himself to be a successful Business person. He completed his Secondary Education from the GSEB.
According to Rahim gyming was his first love. He used to regularly have gym workouts with the people of double his age. Besides fitness, performing wheelies and stoppies with his Yamaha RX100 would make his father worry about him a lot.
He stared his high school at Daman’s most favorite MGM Sarvajanik Vidyalaya, Daman. The unplanned decision of electing a Stream between, Arts, Science and Commerce was randomly done by him and his few friends outside the school gate. He always waited to attend his weekly Chemistry lab and he loved performing Titration (Experiment). He rarely attended the Physics and Mathematics Labs. He madly wanted to learn to play a Guitar when he started listening to the hits by Enrique Iglesias, Bruno Mars, Jason Mraz, Owl City and many other hits of 2012. He successfully completed his HSC with a First class result in 2012.
After completing his 12th Science, During the 3 months vacation period, with his good fluency over English and with his father’s reference, he started working in a Hotel as a Front Office Executive at a pay scale of absolutely nothing. This was a planned experiment by his father to make his day busy and make him stay away from just randomly roaming out with friends all day. Looking at his dedication towards the work he did, he was paid 4500/- for the first month from the Hotel. He came to know about his father’s experiment when on one fine evening, his father along with the family planned out a dinner and took him to a Musical Instruments store in Valsad, where they bought him his first ever Guitar.
It was the time since his journey with the six strings began and he started getting trained from a very famous local catholic Guitar tutor.
After completing his HSC, he appeared for and cleared an entrance exam ACPC with a distinction after which he got an admission in an Engineering college, Laxmi Vidyapeeth, Sarigam, where he studied B.E (Information Technology)
With his very little knowledge in music, he played guitar for his friends for the very first time at College’s fresher’s party.
He came to know about the music classes that was given in the campus and inquired about it with the help of his few friends. He started going to the music classes to play guitar where a Music teacher discovered that he has good vocal skills and can be a very good singer. It was the place where he started singing along with the chorus.
He slowly stared giving solo performances with his Guitar in college events.
In 2014, Rahim’s family went through a very critical financial condition. But with his experience of working as a Hotel Receptionist, he again started working Part Time as a Front Office Executive.
College in the morning and working after college was his time table till his graduation completed.
He graduated IT with a Distinction in 2016 and has future plans to go for MBA-IT.
VOCALS AND MUSIC STYLE
Rahim Nasirkhan has been greatly influenced by the singer K K, Shankar Mahadevan and Mohit Chauhan. His all time favorite is Breathless and Breathless(Reprise) by Shankar Mahadevan.
Rahim has never undergone any formal training in Singing. He has a bass mesmerizing voice. Unplugged is something that he is best at with his singing.
After graduating from Laxmi Institute of Technology, Sarigam, (GTU) in Engineering, Rahim refused to take up many job opportunities that he received from I.T background and randomly got an offer from a School where he started working as a Music Teacher. Besides being a full time School Teacher he inaugurated an Academy for Arts, Dance and Music named Euphoria in 2016 in Daman where he trains students of all ages to play a Guitar and a Piano.
ALBUMS AND TELEVISION
In 2015, Rahim Nasirkhan composed a song for their senior college students and recorded its professional music video which gave him a huge push and fame in the college. People started knowing about this upcoming performer. In 2016, Rahim along with the other singers and instrumentalists from the college composed a theme anthem for their college’s Technical Festival Ekatra, which was greatly appreciated by the college management and were sponsored by the management to have the composition’s professional audio recording.
Rahim has also composed many other songs which are lined up and awaited for its recording and is planned to release out soon.
After the formation of the Band Qasidaa, Rahim along with the entire group started offering their music for social causes and eventually the band started getting appraisals from the well known personalities from Daman along with the local news channels and news papers.
In May 2017, Rahim Nasirkhan along with his school mate Mayank Mahyavanshi planned to call up all the singers in their contact for a small Jamming session. They further continued to jam and soon a Band was created. They started performing Unplugged music and named the Band “Qasidaa” with a tag line "An Unplugged Band". The band consists of Mehul Damania, Mayank Mahyavanshi, Tejal Patel and Lajja Bhavsar on Vocals, Amit Bhavsar on Drums, Dhruval Maher on Dholak/Tablas and Rahim Nasirkhan on lead vocals and Rhythm Guitar. The seven members come from backgrounds varying from Gujarati folk to soft-pop and just acoustics. The band also performs gigs at private parties, local concerts and have a future plan to tour within India.
HOBBIES AND OTHER WORKS
According to Rahim Nasirkhan, apart from being a singer he is a speaker, a photographer, a thinker, a motivator and a good Business person. He loves spending time at Jamatkhana (Worship place of Ismailis) where according to him his mind gives him out creativity towards his music. He is a Pure Vegetarian and a big time foodie. Tea is something he can consume in liters if provided. He is a sunset lover and spends almost all of his evenings at the beach. Meeting new people and interacting with them is something he always likes doing. He has a strong desire to perform sports like Bungee Jumping and River Rafting in future.