Fazul Haque Shah

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?

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