Group: Sheetla Prasad and Group
A 24-year-old artist in the prime of his life native to Ayodhya, Bharat has been learning music through various Awadhi art forms like Keherwa, Phurwahi, and Surahi. At the young age of 12, he began learning music taking inspiration from different artists living within the region. He has been working hard towards achieving mastery in his craft and pursues it with tremendous passion. He considers Mannulal Ji and Mukesh Kumar as his gurus and speaks very highly of their teachings and calibre in the field of music. These gurus have inspired him to choose a similar path in his life as he aims to be a teacher, eventually passing on his knowledge of many art forms to the generations to come. He also believes that music is a natural gift for him, and he has an innate talent for mastering the art of singing. He also knows how to play instruments like Dholak and holds a Prabhakar from Prayagraj Sangeet Samiti. He has performed in various locations within the country and considers his performance at Nagaland and Port Blair as the most memorable experiences. He lives in a family of seven people and has four siblings. Thus, he has various responsibilities at home and yet manages to practice his craft each day. He wants to give back to the folk music community through learning and eventually teaching different folk art forms to the following generations to save them from extinction.
- Uttar Pradesh