Group: Urmila Srivastava and Group
A 45-year-old artist Banke Lal has been learning music through Folk Music. At a young, he began to play Shehnai by taking inspiration from his grandfather. He has been working hard towards achieving mastery in his craft and pursues it with tremendous passion. He considers Ustad Sannu Khan as his guru and speaks very highly of their teachings as well as achievements in the field of music. Most of his songs are thus made to be in a similar style. He also believes that music has been passed on to him by his grandfather who had a natural talent for mastering the art of singing. He has performed in various locations within the state and the country like Delhi, Mumbai, Chandigarh and Lucknow. He has pulled off brilliant performances at various music festivals only to galvanize the crowds. He lives in a family of 9 people and has 4 sons and 3 daughters. Despite all his struggles he strives to keep developing his craft and dreams to play shehnai till his last breath, and someday in the future to see himself succeed through the art.
- Uttar Pradesh