Kaajee Singh
Born1945
OccupationPercussionist
Parent(s)Indrajit Singh Sardar (father)
AwardsPadma Shri

Kaajee Singh is an Indian percussionist. In 2022, he is awarded Padma Shri by the Indian government for his contribution in Arts.[1][2][3]

Early life

Singh is from Kalimpong.[4]

Career

Singh began his career in 1952 with the Maaruni dance from. He took lessons in Shree Maadal from his father Indrajit Singh Sardar. In 1974, he went to Mumbai and worked with composers like Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Kalyanji-Anandji. He also invented the classical notations for Shree Mandal in 1974. In 1983, he came back to Kalimpong. He has written more than five books on instruments and folk music. He also runs the Sanskriti Sangrakshan Sansthan in Kalimpong.[5]

Awards

References

  1. ^ "Padma Awards 2022: From folk artists to painters, meet the awardees recognised for their work in the field of art and culture". The Indian Express. 2022-03-22. Retrieved 2022-05-18.
  2. ^ Times, Siliguri (2022-01-26). "Kalimpong BJP delegations meet Padma Shri awardee Kaajee Singh". Siliguri Times | Siliguri News Updates. Retrieved 2022-05-18.
  3. ^ "'বলিউড ছেড়ে চলে এসেছিলাম সঙ্গীতের টানে, পুরস্কারের জন্য নয়': পদ্মশ্রী কাজি সিং". Hindustantimes Bangla (in Bengali). 2022-01-28. Retrieved 2022-05-18.
  4. ^ "Padma Shri and police medals for Gorkhas". www.telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 2022-05-18.
  5. ^ "At 77, Kaajee Singh becomes first Gorkha-Nepali musician to receive Padma Shri". Hindustan Times. 2022-01-27. Retrieved 2022-05-18.
  6. ^ "'বলিউড ছেড়ে চলে এসেছিলাম সঙ্গীতের টানে, পুরস্কারের জন্য নয়': পদ্মশ্রী কাজি সিং". Hindustantimes Bangla (in Bengali). 2022-01-28. Retrieved 2022-05-18.