Group: Manna Lal Yadav and Group
A 61-year-old artist from the Harijan community has been learning music through Bhojpuri and Biraha art forms. He began to play the harmonium by taking inspiration from folk music. He has been working hard towards achieving mastery in his craft and pursues it with tremendous passion. He considers Ganga master as his guru speaks very highly of their teachings and calibre in music. Most of his songs are sung in a similar style. He has performed in various locations within the state and the country, like Allahabad, Delhi, Jodhpur, Madhya Pradesh, etc. He has pulled off brilliant performances at different music festivals with Manna Lal Ji and has catered amazingly to many audiences. He lives in a family of seven people and has a son, two daughters, and two grandchildren. Thus, he also has to work as a farmer to make ends meet. Despite all his hardships he strives to keep developing his craft and dreams to see himself succeed through the art that he loves so much.
- Uttar Pradesh