Group: Sheetla Prasad and Group
A highly experienced 62-year-old artist belonging to Ayodhya, Bhagwan Das has been learning music through art firms such as Phurwahi and Keherwa. At the tender age of 13, he began to learn music but unfortunately had to drop out of his education. He has been working hard towards achieving mastery in his craft and pursues it with soaring passion. He plays the Banjo as his primary instrument of expertise and considers Anup Lakhnawi and as his guru, and speaks very highly of their teachings and their achievements in the field of music. He also believes that music has been a path he chose for himself and developed a natural desire for mastering the art without any family history in music. Bhagwan Ji is also skilled at playing the Harmonium other than Banjo and has performed in different places in his state and Delhi. He has received acknowledgement from many political figures during his performance in the capital and mesmerizes the crowds with his proficient musical abilities. He lives in a family of 4 people and has two sons. To make ends meet, he usually performs in events. But due to the unprecedented COVID-19 Pandemic, his sustenance has flagged. Despite all his struggles, he strives to keep developing his craft and dreams to make sure that the local art forms of the folk don’t get lost due to western influence in the country.
- Uttar Pradesh