Kaluram ji was graded ‘B- high’ in national public radio broadcaster of India, “Aakashwani” Kabir singing.
He is famous folk singer from the Malwa Region of Madhya Pradesh. He primarily sings Kabir Bhajans along with bhajans of saints like Mira bai and Goraknath in the local Malwi dialect.
Coming from a family of traditional folk singers, Kaluram ji’s training started with his grandfather and his father Devlalji Bamaniya. Due to extreme poverty, most years of his life were spent in working as a bonded labor at various places.However, his love for singing kept his spirit alive and he walked long distances during late night hours to perform at various village gatherings.
His choice of bhajans are mostly from Kabir’s writings because he believes that Kabir has spoken on life matters and not just human matters along with the most important value which is universal love.
It is the undying love and spirit for singing that has made Kaluram Bamaniya an international name today. Apart from performing at various prestigious platforms across the country, he has also performed in countries like Pakistan and Nepal.
His live recordings have been broadcasted at various channels including Aakashwani and Doordarshan.
He was also featured in a series of documentaries made on Kabir, by Shabman Virmani. His voice and an inspiring nature have encouraged many to learn Kabir bhajans.
Rashtriye bairaag kabir lok bhajan mandal
Kaluram Bamniya - Singer
Arpita Bamniya - Co-Singer
Santosh Kumar Saroliya - Violin
Uttamsingh Bamniya - Majira
Ramprasad kumar - Harmonium
Devidas Bairagi - Dholak
Manoj ghudawad - Nagadi