Prahlad Singh Tipaniya

Shri Prahlad Singh Tipaniya was born in 1954 in Luniyakhedi village in Ujjain District of Madhya Pradesh. Considered to be the most accomplished singer of the Nirgun Bhajan of Sant Kabir, he has been rendering the traditional devotional songs for over three decades. He has performed in festivals in the region since his childhood. A number of young people have been trained by him. He has produced many audio- cassettes and CDs of his Bhajans and has been featured in a documentary film titled America me Kabir Yatra. Besides the United States, Shri Tipaniya has performed in the London Mela (2003), and at the World Social Forum in Karachi (2005). He has served as a Teacher in a Government Middle School since 1975. For his service to music Shri Prahlad Singh has been honoured by the Madhya Pradesh Government with its Shikhar Samman (2005). Shri Prahlad Singh Tipaniya receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for his contribu- tion to the folk music of Madhya Pradesh.