Group: Awadh Lok Sansthan Group
A 40-year-old artist, belonging to Ayodhya, Parjapat Bhagalu, has been learning music through various art forms such as Keherwa and Phurwahi. At the young age of 15, he began learning how to play a Manjira taking inspiration from his uncle, whom he denoted as Sundar Chacha. He has been working hard towards achieving mastery in his craft and pursues it with tremendous passion. He considers Sundar Chacha as his guru in music and speaks very highly of their teachings and calibre in the field of music. Most of his songs are thus, written to be sung in a similar style. He also believes that music he inherited from his family lineage. When he was in his youth, he would try imitating his uncle and thus picked up the Manjira and never stopped learning. He also knows how to act and sing in Nautanki apart from playing the Manjira and has performed in various locations within the country. With all these talents he has been able to galvanize the audiences in many local cultural festivals on various occasions. He lives in a family of six people with 3 boys and a girl. Despite all his responsibilities and struggles, he strives to keep developing his craft and dreams to someday in the future to see himself succeed through the art that he loves so much.
- Uttar Pradesh