Group: Ashok Kumar and Group
A 32-year-old artist from the Chamar community of Banaras has been learning music through biraha, Kajri, and Chaiti. At a very young age, he got inspired by Fatelal Ji, a Harmonium teacher from his village, and began to learn music. He has been working hard towards achieving mastery in his craft and pursues it with soaring passion. He considers Raja Ram Ji as his Guru and speaks very highly of their teachings and achievements in music. Most of his songs resonate with a similar style as his. He has performed in various locations within the country. He has pulled off brilliant performances at various music festivals to galvanize the crowds and regards his performance at Allahabad as the most memorable experience. He lives in a joint family of 13 people and has a wife, three sons, a mother with six brothers, and a sister-in-law. Thus, he also owns a vegetable shop to make ends meet. Notwithstanding all his struggles, he strives to keep developing his craft and dreams to continue music for life and, someday in the future, to see himself succeed through the art that he loves so much.