Group: Urmila Srivastava and Group
A 72-year-old artist from Banaras has been learning music through Kajri, Banni, Sohar and other art forms. She began to learn music by taking inspiration from the land of Mirzapur, which she feels inspires her to sing. She has been working hard towards achieving mastery in his craft and pursues it with tremendous passion. She considers Smt. Nalini Kalelkar and Smt Amita Dutt as her gurus, and speaks very highly of their teachings as well as achievements in the field of music. Most of his songs are thus sung to be in a similar style. She has performed in various locations within the state and the country and also got the chance to perform in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Mauritius and Bhutan. She has pulled off brilliant performances at various music festivals only to dazzle the crowds. She lives in a family of 5 people and has 2 sons and a daughter. Thus, she also has to work as a professor in order to make ends meet. Despite all her struggles she strives to keep developing her craft and dreams to make a comeback again on the stage someday in the future to see herself succeed through the art that she loves so much.
- Uttar Pradesh