Group: Tejpal Singh and Group
Sripath, 57, is an artist in the folk music spectrum of Braj in Uttar Pradesh and belongs to the Khatik community. He hails from Baad village of Agra district and lives with his wife, two daughters, a son, and three brothers. He has studied till 5th grade and runs a Paan Shop for subsistence. Sripath has no formal training in music. He plays Matka, out of his love for music and as a hobby. He is only into Braj Folk music and likes to accompany Tejpal Singh in his performances. Apart from Matka, he also likes to play Dholak, just a little. From a very young age, he was drawn towards music and used to enjoy being with the musicians of his villages and sojourning in the vibes of the musical ecosystem. He draws all his inspiration from Tejpal Singh. Certainly, he acknowledges him as a Guru, but at the same time, he expresses indebtedness to Tejpal for making him a part of his musical voyage. He has performed in almost all districts of Uttar Pradesh with the group and keeps himself available for Tejpal whenever or wherever it is required. He stays with Tejpal and believes in him wholeheartedly. Like the other musicians from his group, he doesn’t have any specific demand in terms of payment and accepts whatever gets offered. He aspires to accompany Tejpal wholeheartedly with dedication and believes in shining along with his Guru by his side.
- Uttar Pradesh