Group: Mahaveer Singh and Group
A 52-years-old artist from Agra, Rajkumar, has been learning music through Braj Lokgeet. He has been with Mahaveer Chahar for the past 25 years and considers him the biggest influence in his life, and owes everything to him as far as music is concerned. He has been working hard towards achieving mastery in his craft and pursues it with soaring passion. He has no formal training in music, and it is through his association with Mahaveer Chahar that he is pursuing music. Hence, recognizes in him a life guru and speaks very highly of their teachings and calibre in the field of music. Most of his songs are thus sung to be in a similar style. He also believes that music is a beautiful form since it has life-changing qualities. From a tender age, he was interested in learning music and wanted to be a singer. He also knows how to play Jhinka, apart from singing in the chorus, and has performed in numerous locations within the state and the country, with Mahaveer Chahar. He is so devoted to Mahaveer, that he tags along with him wherever he takes them. Their group has delivered some brilliant performances at Gwalior, Delhi, Lucknow, Mau only to amaze the crowds. When asked about his favourite performance, he regards the recent one at Uttar Pradesh Diwas in Lucknow as the most memorable experience. The Hon’ble Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath, was also present for this performance. Rajkumar also accompanies Mahaveer in his studio sessions and has recorded for AIR, Agra too. He lives in a family of 6 people and has his wife, three sons, and a daughter. Thus, has been pursuing music professionally to make ends meet. Despite all his struggles, he strives to keep developing his craft and dreams to stick with Mahaveer and hopes someday, in the future, to see himself succeed through the art that he loves so much.
- Uttar Pradesh