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Dr Teejan Bai

Recipient of Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Shri Awards
Renowned International folk singer and performer for Pandavani

Dr Teejan Bai is a renowned Indian folk singer and performer from the state of Chhattisgarh, known for her powerful and emotive renditions of Pandavani, a traditional narrative singing style that tells the stories of the Pandavas from the Indian epic Mahabharata. She is considered one of the greatest living exponents of the art form, and has performed on stages around the world, gaining international recognition for her unique style and powerful performances.

Teejan Bai was born into a family of traditional Pandavani singers, and began singing at a young age under the tutelage of her mother and father. She quickly developed a reputation as a gifted performer, and began performing professionally at the age of 14. Over the years, she has refined her craft and developed her own unique style, which is characterized by her powerful and emotive singing, her precise and intricate rhythms, and her deep understanding of the stories and characters of the Mahabharata.

In addition to her performances, Teejan Bai is also an advocate for the preservation and promotion of traditional Indian folk music and culture. She has been honored with numerous awards and accolades, including the Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan, three of India’s highest civilian awards.

Today, Teejan Bai continues to perform and inspire audiences around the world, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest living exponents of Pandavani.

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