Group: Saroj Verma and Group
A 70-year-old artist from Banaras, Vijay Sharma, has been learning music through Chaiti and Kajri. At a very young age, he started learning music and got inspired by Iswar Lal Nepali. He has been working hard towards achieving mastery in his craft and pursues it with tremendous passion. Vijay Sharma found a Guru in PT. Pashupati and speaks very profoundly of their teachings and achievements in the field of music. Most of his songs are hence, written in a similar style as that of Guru. Apart from being a Harmonium Player, he also knows how to play Accordion and Sitar and has performed in various locations within the country. He has delivered splendid performances at Taj Mahotsav and Ganga Mahotsav and has mesmerized the masses every time. Jogging through the memory lane, he regards his performance at Motihari, Bihar, as the most unforgettable experience. He lives in a family of 6 people and has two sons to provide for. Consequently, he also has to work as a Music Teacher to make ends meet. Notwithstanding the hardships, he strives to keep developing his craft and dreams to educate the coming generations with the art form he cherishes.
- Uttar Pradesh