Group: Saroj Verma and Group
A 57-year-old artist from Banaras, Saroj, has learned music through Sohar and Kajri. At a young age, she began to learn folk and classical singing and got inspired by Chhanulal Mishra and Swargiya Vagheshwari Devi. She is a hardworking artist, who keeps learning every day to refine her craft, and perseveres the form with soaring passion. She considers Chhanulal Mishra and Swargiya Vagheshwari Devi as her Guru and speaks very highly of their teachings and achievements in the field of music. Most of her songs are hence analogous with their forms. A proficient writer of birth and death songs, Saroj also writes Sanskar apart from singing Kajri. She has performed in various locations within the country and is known to be a great artist who has worked for broadcasting networks like Akashwani Radio and Doordarshan A-grade, ICCR Panel, UP state programs, and ICCR. She lives in a family of 5 people and is blessed with two daughters and a son. Notwithstanding all her struggles, she strives to keep developing her craft and desires to write more books to educate future generations about folk and classical music to keep the art alive.
- Uttar Pradesh