Group: Tejpal Singh and Group
Om Prakash, 45, is an artist in the folk music spectrum of Braj in Uttar Pradesh who belongs to the Jat community. He hails from Baad village of Agra district and lives with his wife, two sons, and one daughter. He is a sweetmaker (Halwai) by profession and is an 8th-grade pass out. Om Prakash has no formal training in music and plays Jhinka as a hobby and out of his love for music. He is solely into Braj Folk music and mostly accompanies Tejpal Singh in his performances. Though he has no musical training, he holds enormous admiration for Guru Ustad Rajendra Singh, who was like their village Guru. Along with the group of musicians led by Tejpal Singh, he has performed locally in and around Agra. To him, music is devotion, a great source of relief. Om Prakash has no distinct fees as such, accepts whatever is offered for his performances, and mostly does this for fun. He desires to dedicate more time and devotion to his playing and music.
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