Fargana Qasimova, Alim Qasimov's daughter and protégée, is an accomplished mugham singer. Her father has been the major influence in her life and career: she grew up with sounds of mugham and verses from the classical poetry of Azerbaijan and from the age of four, often performed along with her father at home and first joined him on tour at the age of sixteen. She studied mugham at the Azerbaijan National Conservatory (1996-2000) and performs frequently with her father both in Azerbaijan and internationally and has earned recognition as a master of mugham. In 1999, Love's Deep Ocean, a CD featuring Alim and Fargana, was released by Network Medien in Frankfurt, Germany. In 2002 at the Women's Voices Festival in Belgium, she made her first appearance as a soloist.