Group: Jeewan Ram and Group
A 99-year-old artist from Ghazipur, Ramjanam, has been learning music through Dhobia. He began to perform in front of audiences in 1967, taking inspiration from his grandfather. He is one of the oldest and most skilled personalities, let alone a musician from the state of Uttar Pradesh, and his interest in music never ceases. He considers Dhukharan Baba Ji as his Guru Ji and speaks very highly of his teachings and excellence in the field of music. Most of Ramjanam Ji’s songs are, hence made, in a similar style as his. He also believes that the art of music transpired to him from his family lineage, and he decided to take it forward for all his life with sheer persistence and dedication. Given his profound skills as a chorus singer, he also knows how to play a Khartaal. Ramjanam Ji has performed in various locations within the district of Ghazipur and has pulled off brilliant performances at local cultural festivals for many audiences. He lives with his son and grandson, who are both artists. Despite the pains and struggles that come with age, he is still willing to develop his craft. He sings bhajans and Dhobia Geet with the younger musicians of his village and imparts his expertise in the field.
- Uttar Pradesh