Group: Jwala Prasad and Group
A 28-year-old artist from Dura, Agra, Lalaram has been learning music through Braj Lokgeet, Bhajan, jagraans. He began to play tabla & dholak taking inspiration from his Guru Jwala Prasad. He has been working hard towards achieving mastery in his craft and pursues it with tremendous passion. He considers Jwala Prasad as his guru. He speaks very highly of their teaching and achievements in the field of music. Lalaram only accompanies Jwala in his songs written to be in a similar style. He also believes that music carries the power to console the heart and the soul, and it is something that can awaken even a dead person. When he was in his youth, he would try to participate in the Jagrans and thus picked up the tabla and never stopped learning. Lalaram also knows how to play dholak apart from tabla, and has performed in various locations within the state and across the country. He has received great applause by performing for some of the biggest stages and shows in Agra, Bharatpur, Jaipur, Maharashtra, but considers his hometown to be the best place to perform. He lives in a family of 11 people and has a mother, seven siblings, a wife, a son, and a daughter. Thus, he also has to work as a full-time musician to make ends meet. Despite all his struggles, he strives to keep developing his craft and dreams to learn and grow more in the field of music and aspires someday in the future to see himself succeed through the art that he loves so much.
- Uttar Pradesh