Fazul Haque Shah
interviewed at Bagan Para, Shantiniketan, Bolpur, Birbhum
What is your name? My name is Fazlu Samui.
Where is your house? My house is at Ghurisha under Elambazaar police station.
How long have you been into Baul music? I have been singing since I was 16 years old.
What is your age now? I should be around 45 to 50.
Where have you learnt music? My guru was within the family… I learnt from my uncle.
His name? His name is Torab Ali Shah.
Does anyone else in your house sing? Yes some of them do.
Do you have any children? Yes.
Are they into music as well? Yes, they are. They are too young, just kids ...at present they are learning.
Will they make good singers? Sure, if they are trained properly.
Interviewed by Aditi Sircar
Camera: Shubhankar Bhar, Ashesh Mukherjee
Sound: Dhiman Karmakar, Sudipto Mukherjee
Translator: Parjanya Sen