Group: Manna Lal Yadav and Group
A very talented 69-year-old artist has been learning music through Bhojpuri art forms like- Khemta, Kajri, Kewahrwa, Dadra, Chhapri, and Jatsar. At a young age, he began to take inspiration from classical music and movies and eventually met his guru. He has been working hard towards achieving mastery in his craft and pursues it with tremendous passion. He considers Munshi Ram Yadav and Akhadapattu Guru as his gurus who speak very highly of their teachings and achievements in music. Most of his songs are sung in a similar style. He also knows how to play Khartaal, Harmonium, and Dholak apart from Vocals and has performed in various locations within the country like Lucknow, Patna, Chhapra, Bhagalpur, Rampur, etc. He has pulled off brilliant performances at many music festivals and rallies only to dazzle the crowds and regards his performance in front of former chief minister Chaudhary Charan Singh as the most memorable experience. He lives in a family of six people and has three sons and a daughter. Thus, he also has a textile business to make ends meet. Notwithstanding all his struggles, he strives to keep developing his craft and wants to pass on the treasure of music to his future generations, and dreams to see himself succeed through art .
- Uttar Pradesh