Group: Prem Kumar Sharma and Group
Salim Baba, 60, is an artist in the folk music spectrum of Braj in Uttar Pradesh and belongs to the Qureshi (Muslim) community. Salim Baba hails from a village of Hathras district and lives with his wife, two daughters, a son. Salim Baba has nurtured his musical skills from the Roshan Gharana of Raya. There, he tasted his first exposure to Tasha, Dholak, and Nakada. Along with Braj Lokgeet, he is also into classical music. He belongs to a musical lineage and has been pursuing music for a living from a very young age. He draws all his inspiration from Roshan Khan Sahab. To him, he is more than a Guru, and according to him, Roshan Sahab was a repository of knowledge who lived music. As an accompanist, he has performed in almost all districts of Uttar Pradesh, Mumbai, Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana. He considers every performance to be, extremely special, as he puts all his heart and soul into them. It is also resonated in the form of love and appreciation that he receives for his shows. He has no charges as such and accepts whatever gets offered to him. He manages his performances himself. With his growing age, he has no aspirations and is happy and content with whatever he has seen and achieved in this lifetime, and accepts that now the time is for the next generation to take the musical lineage forward.
- Uttar Pradesh