Group: Manna Lal Yadav and Group
A 55-year-old artist from the Vind community has been learning music through classical and folk art forms. He began to learn music by taking inspiration from his guru Kashi Kavi Ji. He has been working hard towards achieving mastery in his craft and pursues it with sumptuous passion. He considers Kashi Kavi Ji as his guru 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 apart from playing Jhaal and has performed in various locations within the state like Mirzapur, Banaras, and Chandauli. He has pulled off brilliant performances at music events only to dazzle the crowds and regards his performance at Mirzapur as the most memorable experience, as the crowd went crazy when his group performed kajri. He lives in a family of six people and has a son, two daughters, and a father. Thus, he also has to work as a farmer to make ends meet. Despite all his struggles, he strives to keep developing his craft and dreams to continue his love for music and someday in the future to see himself succeed through the art that he loves so much.
- Uttar Pradesh