Naresh Thakur is a renowned and well known Baul living in Bangladesh. He has been singing for over twenty years. He has a son and a daughter, and travels across the length and breadth of Bangladesh in true Baul fashion. He has performed internationally on invitation, including in London and the USA. This time (Jan 10, 2010) he was visiting India - the famous Shaktigar Baul Fakir Utsav Festival. Naresh Thakur's primary influence is Baul Shah Abdul Karim (শাহ আবদুল করিম, 1916 - 2009) - one of the most famous legends of Bangladeshi folk music.
Naresh Thakur Baul sings a Dehatatwa song. He also sings a song by Shah Abdul Karim Baul.
Watch the interview video recorded and contributed to WBRi by by Tapan Sanyal.
Tapan Sanyal, a regular contributor to Washington Bangla Radio, is a lyricist, composer and poet living in Kolkata with his wife Tripti Sanyal. Visit Tapan Sanyal's video channel at youtube.com/user/tmusehere. He can be contacted by e-mail: email@example.com.