Group: Urmila Srivastava and Group
A 58 -year-old artist Pancham ji has been learning music through folk. At a young, he began to play dholak by taking inspiration from his father. He has been working hard towards achieving mastery in his craft and pursues it with tremendous passion. He considers Mithai Lal Ji and Abdul Hakim Khan as his gurus and speaks very highly of their teachings as well as achievements in the field of music. Most of his songs are thus made to be in a similar style. He also knows how to sing classical and folk songs apart from playing dholak and has performed in various locations within the state and the country like Bombay, Delhi, Banaras, Bihar etc. He has pulled off brilliant performances at various music shows only to dazzle the crowds and regards all his performance as the most memorable experience. He lives in a family of 7 people and has 2 sons and 3 daughters etc. Thus, he also has to own a tea stall in order to make ends meet. Despite all his struggles he strives to keep developing his craft and dreams to see himself succeed through the art that he loves so much.
- Uttar Pradesh