Faces of India – 120

I met him near Kankalitala temple, near Shanti Niketan, West Bengal. He was singing a melodious devotional song. Observe carefully, he is playing 3 instruments at the same time. Ek tara (single stringed instrument) with his right hand, a drum with his left hand and bells with his right foot. It was amazing to see him perform; I stood rooted in one spot for long.

Faces of India, a series through which I intend to portray the various characters of my country whom I met during my travels. See more here.

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31 Responses

  1. TexWisGirl says:

    wonderful portrait of a talented man!

  2. Sylvia K says:

    Oh, how wonderful indeed, Indrani!! I do so look forward to this series every week! Thank you for sharing! Enjoy your weekend!

  3. Some real talent, better than many of those boring Realty shows . Nice portrait.

  4. Great portrait , Nice capture.

  5. Wonderful face of the musician.

  6. Jeevan says:

    wow! he truly amaze… great capture on the composer.

  7. This portrait is amazing
    Loved it
    Hugs
    SueAnn

  8. George says:

    This is a marvelous photo of an obviously talented man.

  9. Carver says:

    This is a great portrait.

  10. Hilary says:

    Fantastic portrait. I can almost hear the music.

  11. Wow, 3 instruments in the same time! I can't imagine how one can even do it.

  12. What a fine image, Indrani! I like very much your portrait series.

  13. Seems to be a versatile soul. Nice, clean shot.

  14. babaji ki booti 😀 .. btw nice capture 🙂

  15. Nice portrait of saint 🙂

  16. Basically all the Saints of WB plays the 3 instrument,as when I am traveling by train I see many of them and they really manage to play beautiful tunes…
    Nice Click BTW.. 🙂

  17. i like the title of the post 🙂

  18. Aditi says:

    Amazing what people can do!! His is so concentrated in his bhakti! Brilliant capture dear 🙂

  19. Hm…design a proper watermark 🙂

  20. bushra M says:

    Wow! He is multi talented! Great capture!

  21. It is good you told us-i would have missed his multi-tasking.
    Quite a portrait.

  22. mysay.in says:

    Baaool !! this tribe and their work has been world recognized now .. but still they are fading out .. with most people surrendering to modern times ..and jobs
    nice capture 🙂

  23. I wish I could hear the devotional song that the Baul is singing with a great sense of attachment to GOD. A very lively picture.

  24. magiceye says:

    Multitasking! Lovely capture!

  25. D. Prabhu says:

    Nice capture 🙂

  26. Very clever to use this log for the Thursday Challenge this week.

  27. Hari OM
    ShantiH, shantiH, shantiH!!! YAM xx

  28. Well done with the wood in the background.

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