Group: Sucharita Gupta and Group
A 59-year-old artist from Banaras, Sucharita is a well-versed Folk and Classical Singer and an inspiration. Sucharita Ji began to learn classical music at a very young age and reaped inspiration from Smt. Nirmala Devi and Smt. Siddheshwari Devi. She has been working hard towards achieving mastery in her craft and pursues it with tremendous passion. She considers Lt. Padma Das Ji, Vidhushi Savita Devi, and Pt. Hariram as her Gurus and converses very highly of their teachings and their achievements in the Musical field. Most of her songs are, therefore, sung to be in a similar style as theirs. When she was a child, she used to listen to music, and Thumri (her favourite) was one form that inspired her to learn. It was the birth origin of her interest in this craft, and since then, she never ceased to learn. Apart from being a vocalist, she knows her way around Harmonium and Tabla and has performed in various locations within the country. She is known for her brilliant performances at Ganga Mahotsav, Bhojpuri Sammelan, Netaji Indoor Stadium, and others. Sucharita is an awe-inspiring musician who mesmerizes the crowd with her music. To add to her list of achievements, she regards her Music CD inauguration by the President of Mauritius in November 2009 as the most memorable experience. She lives in a family of 3 people, is blessed with a daughter, and finds interest in books and paintings. But, despite all her struggles, she endeavours to keep developing her craft and dreams to see the youth learning classical music. With the learning of the coming generations, she sees herself succeed in the form of this preserved artform.
- Uttar Pradesh