Phone: +91 8094459178
Group: Cheema Ram and Group
Chetna Ram is a 50 year old man who lives in a village 30kms from Barmer city. He belongs to the Meghwal caste. He started learning music quite late in his life but his interest and passion carved his art and today it has been more than 20 years since he first started singing. He sees music as therapy and meditation. He has never learnt music professionally, watching local artists perform developed a sense of interest and inclination towards folk music. He believes that he is blessed with the skill of ‘learnability’ which helped him learn music even at the late age of 30. He did schooling till 5th grade and could not pursue further education as his father expired and he was left as the man of the house. Cheta Ram has been married for more than 40 years and has 5 kids. The elder one is 30 years old and the younger one is 12. All his kids did schooling because their father knew the value of knowledge and education. He also works as a laborer as music does not get enough income on the table to feed a family of 7. All his group members are relatives which helps them vibe and perform in a better way. The group has performed in almost all the major cities of Rajasthan. They mainly sing songs in the name of God and as worship. They get most of their shows through word of mouth and recommendations from contacts. Cheta Ram wishes to travel abroad and see the world beyond the horizon.