Folk singer from Assam, Kalpana Patowary, who is known as the ‘Bhojpuri Queen’ for promoting Bhojpuri music industry all over the world, has released another motivational song titled ‘Tiranga Pyara’.
The song, music of which has been composed by the singer herself, has been dedicated to all the sports persons of the Team India who will play in the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Australia.
It may be mentioned that Patowary is set to perform at the closing ceremony of 2018 Commonwealth games to be held on the Cold Coast, Queensland in Australia.
On her Twitter handle on Saturday, Patowary, who is engaged in bringing back traditional forms of music to the international stage, tweeted, “Tiranga Pyara’, a motivational song with music composed and sung by me, dedicated to all the sports persons who will be playing for #TeamIndia in the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Australia and make the tricolor flying high.”
Patowary, who claims to have sung in 30 different languages, says she represents unity in culturally diverse India, the power of intangible folk heritage from Uttar-Purvanchal (Northeast) to Purvanchal (East), an Incredible India.
“I was shocked when I heard the news that I will represent India in the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth games. One question that immediately came to my mind was why I have been chosen for such an event. I am simply a Bhojpuri singer,” Kalpana expressed as she was invited to perform Commonwealth Games 2018 in Australia.
“As a Bhojpuri singer, as a folk singer it’s a great honor for me,” said the singer from Assam.
Kalpana, who made her foray into Bollywood in 2014, promotes cultural and linguistic diversity of India working assiduously in 30 Indian dialects and languages of over 10000 songs.
Born in Lower Assam’s Barpeta district, Kalpana is a disciple of Ustad Gulam Mustafa Khan and has been influenced by music maestro Bhupen Hazarika.
A graduate in English literature from Cotton College and Visharad in Indian Classical Music, Lucknow in 1996, Patowary started publicly performing at the age of four.
Although she has many folk and popular songs to her credit, Bhojpuri music has been her most dedicated foray.
She has lent her voice to numerous films in different languages including Hindi, Tamil, Marathi and Bengali besides Bhojpuri and Assamese, which is her mother language.