Group: Hari Babu Kaushik and Group
A 20-year-old artist from Mathura, Kriti Kaushik, has been learning music through her family legacy of Haveli Sangeet. She was born and raised in an environment where she could experience music from a very young age, breathing and feeling it from her very birth. She has been working hard towards achieving mastery in his craft and pursues it with passion taking inspiration from her grandfather Hari Babu Kaushik. She considers Hari Babu Kaushik as her life guru who showed her the path of Music in her life, and Dr Amrapali Trivedi, under whom, she is pursuing her graduation from Kishori Raman Girls P.G. College and speaks very highly of their teaching as well as achievements in this field. She also believes that she has inherited music from her ancestors, who have a natural desire for mastering the art of singing Haveli Sangeet. When she was a child, she would try to imitate grandfather and thus picked up the will to sing and never stopped learning. Apart from Haveli Sangeet, she is nurturing herself in Sugam Sangeet and has performed in various locations within Uttar Pradesh. For now, she is learning the art of music and sings the compositions of her grandfather. She has accompanied Hari Babu in many stages and pulled off brilliant performances on many occasions only to dazzle the crowds and regard her performance at Pt. Ganesh Shri Lal Kaushik Samrak is the most memorable experience. She lives in a family of 6 people and has her parents, two brothers, and a sister. She has full support from her, and that motivates her to work harder in the music and at the same time enjoy every bit of it. She says she finds peace in music, “When I listen to good music I just sway with it”. She strongly feels that Haveli Sangeet is the traditional heritage of Braj, but with time, people have started to forget it. So, she aspires to take Haveli sangeet to more people and hopes to see it in its most glorious state.
- Uttar Pradesh