Our Artists, Our Heroes: Nargis Balolia


JollyGul.com has launched Nargis Balolia’s website on its hosting platform. The Jamat can now conveniently play and enjoy all her amazing ginan renditions in one place.

JollyGul.com audio player displays synchronized line by line lyrics and translations for some of the recitals. Over a period of time, the goal is to implement this for most of her work.

Please start enjoying Nargis Balolia’s ginans (with and without music) on your computer or smartphone by clicking on the link provided below.


Nargis Balolia lives in Toronto, Canada and started reciting ginans in Nairobi during her Nargis-Baloliateenage years. She was initially trained and inspired by her mother Daulat Kassim-Lakha.

Nargis has participated in various ginan competitions and mehfils. She has also recited a ginan in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam in Nairobi.

Her husband Anil Balolia has been instrumental in producing all her ginan CDs which are very popular with the Jamat throughout the world.

All the music compositions for Nargis Balolia’s recitals are done by Sudhir Narain.



Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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