Group: Mannu Yadav and Group
A 41-year-old artist from Banaras, Chhangoor has been learning music through traditional art forms of Uttar Pradesh, such as Biraha and Kajri. At the young age of 15, he began to learn music taking inspiration from his father. He has been working hard towards achieving mastery in his craft and pursues it with soaring passion. He considers his father as his Guru and speaks very highly of his teachings and achievements in the field of music. Most of his songs are hence, resemble a similar style as that of Guru. Chhangoor feels as if the music was conventionally passed to him by the elders of his lineage. When he was a child, he would try to imitate his father and thus picked up the instruments such as Khartaal and never stopped learning. With his experience, he now knows how to support the chorus, apart from playing Khartaal. He has delivered splendid performances at various locations within the country, at many local festivals, and has mesmerized the masses every time. He lives in a family of 6 people and has four sons to take care of. Despite all his responsibilities and struggles, he strives to keep developing his craft and dreams to someday in the future to see himself succeed through the art that he loves so much.
- Uttar Pradesh