Padma Shri Prahlad Tipanya is one of the most compelling folk voices of Kabir in India today who combines singing along with giving explanations about the 15th –century mystic poet in the Malwi folk style rooted in Madhya Pradesh.
Prahladji has extensively toured in UK and the United States, as well as in India, and his music has been played on All India Radio Stations in Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Patna, Lucknow and Kanpur. He has received several awards including the Padma Shri in 2011.
He combines a powerful singing style with a magnetic ability to communicate with his audiences. His concerts are more than entertaining music. They are powerful engagements with the spiritual and social thought of Kabir. In 1997, Prahladji set up the Kabir Smarak Seva Shodh Sansthan, on a plot of land granted to him by the state government, opposite his home in the village of Luniya Khedi in Madhya Pradesh. This trust organises an annual event, where several thousands congregate to listen to Kabir’s words through bhajans and discourses.
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