Group: Sheetla Prasad and Group
A 32-year-old artist, belonging to Ayodhya, Anjani Kumar, has been learning music through Phurwahi and Keherwa. At a very young age, he began to learn to play music taking inspiration from Sheetal Prasad. He has been working hard towards achieving mastery in his craft and pursues it with tremendous passion. He considers Basaji RamnathJi and Sheetal Prasad Ji as his Guru and speaks very highly of their teachings and calibre in the field of music. Most of his songs are thus, made to be in a similar style. He received the gift of music from his father, who had a natural talent for mastering the art of playing Nagada. When he was a child, he tried imitating his grandfather and thus picked up the will to perform and never stopped learning. He has pulled off brilliant performances at various cultural festivals in places like Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, and Delhi and has always amazed the crowds. He lives in a family of 9 people and has two young sons to raise. Despite all his responsibilities and struggles, he strives to keep developing his craft. He dreams to help conserve the traditional art forms of Uttar Pradesh someday, in the future, and to see himself succeed through the art that he loves so much.
- Uttar Pradesh