Purna Das Baul Samrat
Puran Das Baul, prominently known as Purna Das Baul Samrat, (conceived 18 March 1933) is an Indian artist and vocalist, in Baultradition. The craftsman is here and there refered to as Purna Chandra Das, however ‘Purna Das Baul’ is utilized to keep away from disarray with different specialists and people with a similar name. He has gone in 140 nations, all through the world and introduced the Baul custom.
Family and foundation
Purna Das Baul Samrat is seen as the replacement to the once meandering panhandler singers, the Bauls of Bengal, a verifiable domain which right now is split between People’s Republic of Bangladesh (already East Bengal/East Pakistan) and the Indian territory of West Bengal, and the adjoining Indian provinces of Bihar, Assam and Orissa. Das is a customary last name among Bauls as well as in different individuals from the general population around here.
Brought into the world in 1933 in Birbhum locale, West Bengal, India, Purna Das Baul Samrat is the child of Nabini Das Kapha Baul and was brought into the world in the town of Ekchakka close to Rampurhat in Birbhum. Purna Das’ better half Manju Das Baul is both a Baul and a vocalist of Indian and Bengali people melodies in different customs, and furthermore a musicographer, primarily in non-English phrases. Of Purna Das’ three children, Subhendu (“Beautiful Moon”) Bapi Das Baul, is an artist who likewise works in the Baul custom while simultaneously broadening his music into worldwide combination, having lived for a long time in France. Purna Das Baul Samrat’s child Dibyendu Das Baul joined Purna Das Baul Samrat in the Baul Samrat’s melodic and formal company. His most established child, Krishnendu Das Baul, assisted his dad with going to all landmasses, and is himself a Baul, as of now living in Canada.
Dr. Rajendra Prasad, first President of the cutting edge province of India, recognized Purna Das as Baul Samrat in 1967. In this limit, Purna Das Baul Samrat was granted the Indian President’s Award by Shri K. R. Narayan, 10th President of India, in 1999.
Purna Das has likewise showed up in various movies, and was by and by fêted by Mick Jagger in England, and by Bob Dylan who let Purna Das know that he personally would be ‘the Baul of America’. Along with his understudy Selina Thielemann, he composed the principal book on the way of thinking of the Bauls to be distributed in English language. In 2019, he showed up in If Not for You, a narrative about Kolkata’s durable relationship with incredible artist musician Bob Dylan.
2013: Baul Samrat’s group voyaged Istanbul, Konya, Turkey.
2012: Baul Samrat’s group voyaged Seoul, South Korea.
2009: Baul Samrat’s group voyaged California, USA.
2006: Baul Samrat’s Troupe voyaged Shanghai, China.
2005: Baul Samrat’stroupe voyaged USA.
2004: Baul Samrat’s group voyaged Australia: Adelaide.
2003: Baul Samrat’s company visited in US and CA: New York, Washington DC, Texas, California, Ontario (Toronto), September to October
2003: Baul Samrat’s company visited in US: Arizona, California (University of San Diego), April
2002: Baul Samrat’s company love administrations at World Jain Conference in Baroda, Gujrat, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 5 December
2002: Baul Samrat’s company visited in CA: Ontario (Toronto), Quebec (Montreal), October to November
2002: Baul Samrat’s company visited in US: California (San Diego, at World Music Center of Los Angeles, San Francisco), July to September
2002: Baul Samrat’s group visited in US: New York, for Baba Loke Nath Mission, June
2002: Baul Samrat’s group visited in US: New York, Florida, Washington, California, Michigan for Abbasuddin’s introduction to the world centennial, March to April
2001: Baul Samrat’s group at FOBANA Festival, Montreal, Quebec, CA, September
2000: Baul Samrat’s group visited in IT: Rome, at Romaposia verse celebration, October
1999: Baul Samrat’s group voyaged Luxembourg.
1998: Baul Samrat’s group voyaged Italy in Rome, Florence, Vatican City, Milan.
1997: Baul Samrat’s group ventured out Canada and to the USA. He performed at Symphony Space for the World Music Institute (4/19/97)
1996: Baul Samrat’s company voyaged USA.
1994: Baul Samrat’s group voyaged Belgium (Brussels) Germany (Berlin, Koln) Norway.
1992: Baul Samrat’s company voyaged Dublin, Ireland.
1990: Baul Samrat’s group voyaged Iran.
1987: Baul Samrat’s group went with the “Rollingstones”, to London, L.A., Berlin, Madrid.
1985: Baul Samrat’s company ventured out to USA and performed 2 shows for the World Music Institute at Symphony Space, New York
1981: Baul Samrat and Manju Das went to USA and performed 2 shows at the Alternative Museum (Formerly ACIA, New York. At the principal show (10/31/81) he was joined by amazing jazz flute player Herbie Mann
1979: Baul Samrat and Manju Das ventured out to USA and performed 2 shows at the Alternative Center for International Arts, New York. The primary show (3/31/79) was opened by artist Allen Ginsberg
English language discography and catalog
Purna Chandra Das Baul: The Bengal Minstrel (Nonesuch, 1975)
Tunes of the Madmen (Kali Mandir, 1990s-2000s), CD, live accounts of Kali Mandir ritualistic melodies during administrations and pujas, Laguna Beach, California, U.S.
Purna Das Baul and Manju Das: Bengali Folk Songs (Saregama, 1995-01-20), highlights Purna and Manju Das Baul.
The Bauls of Bengal (CramWorld, 1994), CD, which is remembered for the Rough Guide’s World Music: 100 Essential CDs.
Otherworldly Songs of India (Chhanda Dhara SP 9283), vinyl and tape just delivery, highlights Purna and Manju Das Baul.
Arohan (1983, film coordinated by Shyam Benegal, featuring Victor Banerjee, Noni Ganguly, Pankaj Kapur), writer
2013 Padma Shri
1999 Indian President’s Award introduced by Shri K. R. Narayan.
1988 Nadamani, Baul Samrat’s aggregate, Jagannath Temple, Puri (Oriya), Puri, Orissa state, IN
1986 Nadabramha, Baul Samrat’s company, Puri Bhajan Festival
1979 C.C.I., Baul Samrat’s company, New Delhi, IN
1973 (around) Gold Medal for Baul Samrat’s company, Satya Saibaba in Bangalore/Bengaluru (Kannada: ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು), Karnataka state, IN
1968, re-discharges through 2004 or later, John Wesley Harding, collection by Bob Dylan, highlighting Purna Das on its cover, Purna Das working with Bob Dylan and The Band
1967 Dr Rajendra Prasad, President of India recognized Purna Das as Baul Samrat in 1967
1958 (around) Baul Shiromoni for Baul Samrat’s group, Allahabad Sangit Conference
1952 (around) Baul Ratno for Baul Samrat’s company, Banaras Sangit Sanmelan
1945 (around) Gold Medal for Baul Samrat’s group, Gandhinagar Cong. Adhiveshan (Jaipur)