Group: Mahaveer Singh and Group
A 62-years-old artist from Agra, Jawahar Singh, has been learning music through Braj Lok geet. He has no formal training in music, neither in folk music nor in classical, and got involved in music taking inspiration from the village folks who used to perform bhajans and sing folk music in their village. He has been working hard towards achieving mastery in his craft and pursues it with soaring passion. He considers Devkinandan as his guru, responsible for teaching village songs, Dkri Bhajan, and has also taught him to play the harmonium. He speaks very highly of their teachings as well as their calibre in the field of music. When it comes to life, he regards his father, Saheb Singh, as his prime inspiration. Jawahar shares that he always had an interest in music, which kept him connected to Braj Lok geet. He believes that music is a basic need of our life, that it is a foundation in itself. He is an approved artist from the Cultural Department of the State and The Center and has performed in numerous locations within the country. He has received many awards and recognition from the local organizations and the state government and pulled off brilliant performances at some of the biggest festivals in the country only to dazzle the crowds and regards his performance at Taj Mahotsav, Agra, as the most memorable experience. He also has studio recording experience, and to his credit, he has performed in AIR and DD. He lives in a family of 6 people with his wife and four sons, all of whom are married. Thus, he also has to pursue music after completing intermediate to make ends meet. Despite all his struggles, he strives to keep developing his craft and even, at the age of 62, dreams to keep doing music and nothing else, the art that he loves so much.
- Uttar Pradesh