Monday, November 7, 2011
The Bauls were most respected in the highest circles.... Indira Gandhi respected Purna Das Baul as he was the son of Nabani Das Baul her Baul teacher @ Vishwa Bharti University in Shantiniketan (Rabindranath Tagore's University) Indira was a close personal friend of Babukishan's mother Manju Das Baul
Nabani Das Baul was a great friend of Indira Gandhi's father Jawahar Nehru. On Nehru's invitation Nabani Das Baul sang all over India in front of millions of people when India became a republic. Nabani Das Baul was considered the top state ...artist (singer) for Bengal.. and after him his son Purna Das Baul was the state artist of Bengal. They are what you would call what Baul should be GENIUS.. Yogi's who produced a body of work and poetry they were intellectual... and amazing Bauls from an the oral tradition...they knew their songs and the discourses that went with the songs.. they were sanskritists..