Group: Jeewan Ram and Group
A 35-year-old artist from Ghazipur, Jeevan Ram, has learned music through Dhobia. At the tender age of 7 years old, he took inspiration from his grandfather and started learning eventually. He has been working hard towards achieving mastery in his craft and pursues it with tremendous passion. He considers his grandfather as his Guru Ji and speaks very highly of his teachings and his calibre in the field of music. Most of his songs are thus written, composed, and sung to be in a similar style. He also believes that he resonated with music because of his grandfather, who had a natural desire for mastering the art form of Dhobia. As a child, Jeevan Ji tried imitating his grandfather, and this childlike play became a cornerstone for why he picked up the will to sing and never stopped learning. He also knows how to play Jhanjh apart from doing vocals and has performed in various locations within the country. He has earned numerous achievements in state-level and national-level competitions and has represented Dhobia across the country. Jogging down his memory lane, he treasures a performance that he delivered on 26th January in Delhi, representing the art form on the Republic Day of India. He lives in a family of 10 people and has two daughters and a son to take care of. Notwithstanding all his responsibilities, he strives to keep expanding his craft and enlightening the coming generations.
- Uttar Pradesh