Group: Urmila Srivastava and Group
A 47-year-old artist Shivlal Gupta has been learning music through Kajri and other lok geet. At a young, he used to see his parents sing and that how he began to learn music by taking inspiration from them. He has been working hard towards achieving mastery in his craft and pursues it with tremendous passion. He considers Shri Ramdhari Gupta, Dwarkanath Arahari, and Maqbool Ustad Ji as his gurus and speaks very highly of their teachings as well as achievements in the field of music. Most of his songs are thus made to be in a similar style. He also believes that music has been passed on to him by his parents who had a natural desire for mastering the art of singing. He also knows how to sing kajri apart from playing the Harmonium and has performed in various locations within the state and the country like Banaras, Allahabad, Mumbai etc. He has pulled off brilliant performances at different music festivals only to amaze the crowds. He lives in a family of 6 people and has 2 daughters and 2 sons. Thus, he also has to work as a lawyer to make ends meet. Despite all his struggles, he strives to keep developing his craft and dreams to perform kajri on the international stage, someday to see himself succeed through the art that he loves so much.
- Uttar Pradesh