Group: Malvika Hariom and Group
A 46-year-old artist from Lucknow, Shailendra Singh, a.k.a. Bobby has been learning music through multiple classical and folk music art forms. He is just as versatile as he is peculiar with the range of instruments that he can play for side rhythm. He began playing the Bongos initially and started learning from RD Sharma Ji. He also considers AV Verma as his guru and speaks very highly of their teaching and achievements in the field of music. Most of the songs he performs are thus, from a similar style or form of folk music. His passion for music is such, that he keeps thinking about creating a rhythm or a beat, even when he is not surrounded by any musical instrument. This passion has led him to perform, all over the country and showcase his skills in various folk music festivals. He is so creative that in 2017, he collaborated with a puppeteer for a musical performance and received applause from his audience. He also knows how to play pad drums apart from being an expert acoustic drummer. He lives in a family of five people and is married to another musician recognized by All India Radio. Thus, he believes that he is quite fortunate to have received music as a gift and has a brilliant mindset towards following his passion.
- Uttar Pradesh