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Monday, August 27, 2018

Baul Tantra, Mantra, (Gopi Yantra) vs Neo Tantric Sex?

     Baul Tantra, Mantra, (Gopi Yantra) vs Neo Tantric Sex?

From the Oldest Lineage of Vaishnava Tantric Baul, where Baul originates in Birbhum Bengal. All Bauls follow this Lineage.

Nabani Das Khyapa Baul & MahaVidya Tara Ma of Tarapith
*Baul is extinct, there is only one Lineage of Baul and Babu Kishan is ready to speak out with the release of his new book, he has always helped and inspired new Baul singers but there is a limit and what he see's today is 'blatant cultural 
mis-appropriation' of his lineage, reducing Baul, when a person or group takes advantage and 'rides on the coat tails' of a marginalized group taking their names off of history and her-story making claims that are not true, that is Cultural Appropriation. 
Babu Kishan has been preserving this Oldest ONE and ONLY Lineage of Baul since he was born over 50 years ago and has seen it all, he has heard it all and wants to clarify what is going on today, the making up of Lineages, the outright theft of his Lineage with the intention of making up stories, watering down and reductionism is a real concern when preserving his Lineage* Baul has no roots in Turkey, The Bhagavad Gita did not come from Turkey, The MahaVidya did not come from Turkey?

Baul Tantra Mantra Gopi Yantra
Baul is both Radha/Krishna, Kali/Shiva & MahaVidyas, Tara Maa of Tarapith
I was having a conversation with BabuKishan this morning about this description of Bauls that says,

"Many of them ( Bauls) practice a type of psycho-physical manipulation or tantric yoga which emphasizes control of sexual union, the purpose of which is to enable the couple to achieve a break with phenomenal existence, to escape the endless cycle of death and regeneration, and to achieve a state of eternal stability or samadhi. This practice involves the retention of semen during intercourse and the ingestion of bodily secretions..."

This is not the focus of what Baul is?

There is nothing wrong with this description of Sacred Sexuality, however, you will see this over and over like a broken record as if this is the only focus, of what Baul is, it is not. People from all over the world and India flock to Shantiniketan searching for this freedom and wanting to meet Bauls. This can prove to be dangerous for many unsuspecting fools. Listen Baul is extinct do not waste your time, many fakes (nakal) are taking advantage.

There are many false things written about the Bauls, it is really difficult to get to the truth or to know who is a real Baul. If sex is all writers seem to write about Baul, then Bauls will be extinct faster than thought actually it is extinct. Baul is a huge tradition, a Baul should be like lightening and a genius in all matters. There are new Baul singers using Baul and this lineage duping people into thinking either they are Bauls. They changing this beautiful ancient 'Lineage of Vaishnava Baul' that originates in Ekachakra Birbhum Bengal. There is no other Lineage of Baul, (period) and that should be your first clue to fake. Nobody ever used Lineage in regards to Baul until I started to write about Baul. Babu wrote 3 Books on Baul in the 1980's about HIS lineage. Ask Babu questions he will tell you who is who? It is better to ask than waste your time.

(Brajabala Dasi) Babukishan's beloved Grandmother raised him until he was 8. When Nabani Das Khyapa Baul his Guru and Grandfather passed away in 1969, Brajabala sent him to Calcutta to be with his birth father and mother Purna Das Baul and  Manju Dasi. His mother and father sent him to the Ramakrishna Mission as if he were an orphan. He lived it, he has many incredible stories. In retrospect in Babu Kishan's mind he only knew Nabani Das Khyapa Baul as his father.

Brajabala knew all the stories as she spoke oral Sanskrit and was also, from Ekkachakra she passed on much of the lineage to Babu from birth until she passed when Babu was about 40 years of age.

Brajabala Dasi was very much a Guru to Babu Kishan as was Nabani Das Baul and Purna Das Baul. Babu had many Guru's including Sitaram Das Omkarnath, Anandamayi Ma, and all the Swami's at the Ramakrishna Mission ect... and his Indian Cinema and Indian Music Gurus, he always gave respect, a respect that is rare today.
George Harrison was Babu Kishan's friend for decades, he helped Babu Kishan many times and  they jammed many times and George sponsored Babu's last book in 1986, this picture is a picture of a book release party George did for Babu in Los Angles. Tom Petty was standing over to the side and there is a whole story about Babu and Tom Petty too, to be told in the book.Babu jammed with Tom Petty many times too.
Baul is a beautiful ecstatic mystical bhakti lineage and most of the PHD holders took their research from this lineage in which they have been given only a very limited point of veiw. This is an oral tradition it is almost impossible for an outsider to try to teach what Baul is because it is more indepth than what appears to the eye?

Baul can only be taught by a lineage Baul. It takes years and years if not a lifetime to learn Baul philosophy, Baul songs, Baul poetry, it is not simple or easy. There is one 'new Baul women singer' that says it only takes women 3 years to learn Baul, that is not the truth,. If Brajabala Dasi,  Radharani Dasi or Manju Dasi were alive they would shut down that kind of talk, it is crazy that an outsider is making up stories and using this tradition but taking the names off and replacing them with other names. This 'women who calls herself a the only Women Baul to do this and that, who uses Nabani Das Bauls poetry and puts other names on, who wears the Nagpur around her ankles, the same Nagpur that only Nabani Das Baul and Purna Das Baul wore, who says Baul is from Buddhism, they says it is from Turkey and now she is archiving Baul? Baul is archived decades ago by Babu Kishan, there is no need to archive Baul, Baul was preserved long ago, if it were not how could you appropriate Nabani Das Bauls poetry and his songs?
Nabani Das Khyapa Baul and Brajabala Dasi
Just as real Yoga is not simple or easy. The Tantra Bauls practice has nothing to do with the Neo Tantra of the West. Baul is a mystical shamanic tantric sadhana not sexo magic. Baul is an internal sadhana. It is about learning what is inside, a sort of Daoist qigong, energetic mystical tradition, the path of Radha where Radha and Krishna reside in the heart of the beloved. I hear people focus on the sex part over and over, the four moon practice, deha sadhana, is not the focus of what a Baul is.

This one and only Lineage of Bauls is called 'The Rasa Lila Mystics' because they capture the (Rasa) or juice and hold it inside of themselves, they distill or grind this juice into Love, they keep what works and grind and polish it into a beautiful play. Bauls are poets, philosophers, singers, dancers, they are not 'afflicted by the wind,' they are wind catchers, they practice what they call 'vayu dharma' or pranayama. The are only mad wild crazy for the divine, they worship Radha and Krishna in their heart, in their soul.

A message from Babu Kishan below!
Guru (Grandfather) Nabani Das Khyapa Baul and Babu Kishan
​Today 2017 people love Baul song due to my family and our dedicated lifetime work of pioneering Baul around the world for over 70 years before there was Facebook, can you even imagine how difficult it was.  

Before my family  nobody knew who and what Baul was, we are the only lineage of Baul going back thousands of years. We have always been around and in the villages of Bengal as Guru's and teachers the spiritual newspaper before the newspaper. The original Das and Dasi Hare Krishna singers and dancer. My Grandfather and Guru Nabani Das Khyappa Paul was part of the Freedom Movement in India singing before Nehru gave his speeches as Paul has always been known as the biggest attention intoxicating through the honey of their song.

​Nabani Das Khyapa Baul sang for Nehru before all his talk all over India. Then my parents (Purna Das Baul and Manju Dasi) and myself (Krishnendu Das Baul aka Babu Kishan) did the same for Indira Gandhi and her son's Sanjay and Rajiv Gandhi. We sang on thousands of stages all around India hundreds of times. My parents and the women in my lineage were legendary, they are the first and we are the only Lineage of Baul. Nobody in Baul every said Lineage except me and now there are others making up stories that are not true. "So please go in a smooth flow like a trance of river and sing for Moner Manush, just saying because I am watching someone's youtube who is singing my Grandfather poetry but naming a different poet? Don't be fake, we know you are, don't make people stupid or saying and setting up for preservation. Baul is already preserved my dear, that is why you are singing the songs from my Lineage.  

Even though people are liking but they mostly do not have any training in Baul music or musical ability, of course they screwing the wonderful lineage of Baul! We didn’t have internet back then and it was so difficult to communicate and travel around the world. The hard time we had a hard time we had was to make was to make a road very easier for new \comers!! From what I hear they (the new Baul singers) are not Baul Masters and need voice lessons, beyond voice lessons, development of voice quality, you cannot even sing in a cord or track! Just singing Sakhi re…… then what, or trying be more tourist attractions spinning hair around and theatrical Bauls then Sadhana? 

They need more and more practise, all my life I composed music for World's top musicians and recorded singer like Lata Mangaskar and Asha Bhosle and many other. You can call me egotistical but it is my lineage I am an award winning music composer. I know tone and pitch and you are way, way out of tune. Be a Baul do great work, help people and inspire people but don’t make up 4 generations and sing the songs from my lineage giving other poets names it has already been recorded and documented before you were born. If someone gave you miss information that is not my problem it is yours.Please do the practise and don't makeup stories and drama, just be true Baul!! Love u all, my blessing with all my brothers and sisters, don't try to be Nabani Das Khyapa Baul or Baul Samrat Purna Das just salute them have a great respect for them they are the one who gave you a chance to be Baul!!  

Joy Guru!! Don't even try to be them, you cannot even dream!! You don't even know how was hard to making this Baul from a village to International platform!! Not easy, and of course only are one which is the last oldest Baul Lineage in Bengal and World!! Don't make stories, first learn how to sing and do Sadhana of Baul!! Just keep focus on what you are doing! Who can sing like Purna Das Baul, Manju Dasi, Radharani Dasi, Brajabala Dasi or any of my lineage? We are the only lineage, I can tell you who everybody is and where they came from except for the new Bauls who are young and now I am seeing these bizarre stories.

The end Babu Kishan !
Baul Saint, Avadhuta Nabani Das Khyapa Baul
Sri Nityananda of Ekkachaka Bengal India is part of this lineage of Vaishnava Baul, lineage of the Baul Avadhuta.  This Lineage of Paul is the only lineage of Baul there is no other. Nityananda of Ekachakra is where they come from. The lineage Bauls from Birbhum are the origins of Vaishnavism in Bengal India. They are the original Hare Krishna singers and dancers of Bengal India thousands of years before this new Vaishnava movement began.

Baul is about 'Love and Devotion' Bhakti Yoga and deep sadhana, the real Bauls spoke Sanskrit as this is the way the oral traditions are transmitted, they sing their songs in Bengali so the villagers can understand, because the villages did not necessarily speak sanskrit.
The Vaishnava Bauls appear very simple but in actual fact they were way more intelligent than any western British educated scholars, their memories were astronomical as they had recorded in their minds all the stories of yoga, upanishads, stories of Krishna and Radha.

Babu Kishan aka Krishnendu Das Baul and Grandfather Guru Baul Saint the Avadhuta Baul Saint, and Baul Guru Sri Nabani Das Baul, he is the Baul who inspired Rabindranath Tagore and initiated Tagore into Baul giving Tagore the name Ravi (Robi) Baul. They have a huge history and that story is for another time
Sri Nityananda also called Nitai was a Baul, an exalted Avadhuta, history was rewritten by modern day writers who were mostly orthodox or scholars who were not from inside the tradition. The stories of this lineage are within the songs of the lineage this is what an oral living lineage is, it is not a book translated lineage.

Book translations are usually distorted because most writers have a personal opinion or are on a mission for something, be it devotee's, preaching, temples or money from the sale of the books? We are writing books to preserve all that has already been preserved by this lineage. We need to set the record straight but it is not an easy task and will perhaps take years. It should be noted that Baul does not need to be preserved by outsiders who are "now fundraising" in the name of Baul.

Baul is already preserved all it only needs translating into English. The songs have already been recorded going back into the 1950’s. I have no idea why new Bauls are now fundraising to preserve Bauls, oh my goodness what is going on. Our personal mission is to translate as much as we can into English of our tradition and keep it as close to the truth of what a Baul is. This can only be done by someone actually in the tradition not by a new comer who has already taken Nabani Das Khyapa Bauls songs and attached other poets to Nabani's poetry.  It is very strange to an owner of the tradition to have a new Baul singer making up stories, making up lineages.

The Bauls message is for all people and is especially necessary to today's world but that does not mean the message should be watered down or distorted. Of course Baul also changes to adapt to the world but it is in desperate need of being preserved accurately.

Anytime you hear someone associate Baul with neo tantric
sex, you can be guaranteed this person or group does not have a clue what Baul is about. Or fundraising on behalf of Baul I warn you ahead of time they are not of any lineage. Baul has nothing to do with Bangladesh, I can qualify everything coming out of the fundraising team from Bangladesh and any of the new Baul tourist attractions. Fundraise for your own cause not for the cause of Baul, making people stupid.

Many call Baul Traditional Folk songs because the Bauls did not speak english and this was a category that foreigners could understand and people outside of Bengal.
Please understand that Baul songs are not folk songs, their songs are spiritual songs and this particular lineage is a lineage of Baul kirtan, many of their Baul kirtan's have been taken and used by others saying they are songs of their made up lineage but that is not so and we are archiving all the songs that belong to the Bauls, this should at least be credited to them.
Krishna as Kali, Baul kirtan is both Radha/Krishna and Kali
Writers are focused on sex as sex sells easily and attracts curious people, there is a freedom this implies and it looks attractive to become a Baul, tantric sex all day, smoking ganja all day, singing, dancing and begging for money, no sadhana? This is definitely not Baul this is another huge distortion making the Lineage Bauls extinct. Also, many have become a tourist attraction with long dreadlocks (jata), this is not Baul. Bauls are free birds in that they are seeking ecstatic union (yoga) with their beloved Radha/Krishna, Shiva/Kali. This takes place through their lineage songs which are seeds of higher philosophy, this is where their union comes from, you can feel it, you can hear it and if you do not you are not listening to a Baul. The body has the God and Goddess in the altar of the heart. The body is the temple of the soul, this is the tantra, this is the technique, this is their samadhi, this is their God/dess intoxication comes from, they know the technique. Baul is about high level philosophy it is not about the mundane. The lineage Bauls I am talking about and there is only one lineage of Bauls.

Baul songs are not folk songs, they are seed songs of higher philosophy, one must know the discourses that go along with the song. Babu listens to what Bauls are singing they are either singing his family lineage songs or are singing folk songs, some sing his lineage songs but shorten them thus destroying the meaning. Babu has also heard Bauls singing Bollywood songs that have nothing to do with Baul, in and of itself there is nothing wrong with this but to call the songs Bauls songs is wrong? A real Baul usually will not tell you anything, therefore, this is a good opportunity for the new Bauls to dress like Bauls and when a scholar or a reporter comes to Bengal they usually have interviewed a new Baul on the, "philosophy of Baul" or the reporter and scholars usually focus on one aspect.

My question who owns the truth about the Bauls 'a scholar' or a New Baul singer who has created a tourist attraction and a fake lineage, OR 'a lineage Baul from within the lineage', who is the authority? 'Wikipedia or a lineage Baul?' or 'PhD's' or a tourist attraction making up a lineage?' Should the authority on Baul be the lineage, or should it be the scholars, the problem is Baul is almost extinct there are only a handful of lineage Bauls left. I can tell you this family is the only family of Bauls who brought Baul to the world. Others just copy and follow, go where they go, do what they do.
Tantric Avadhuta Nabani Das Khyapa Baul 1954, his Grandson Babu Kishan aka Krishnedu Das Baul
It is a huge task to try to preserve this lineage, so in the meantime this leaves the door open for all sorts of nonsense. These neo Bauls like the neo Tantrics and neo Yogi's of the east and west only tell the person a very limited view of Baul from copy and paste, they repeat the same thing over and over, copy, paste, copy, paste, singing only folk songs saying they are Baul songs. The roots of Baul are in Sanatan Dharma the Bhagavad Gita, Radha and Krishna, the roots of Baul are not in Buddhism or Islam. They accepted Buddhist and Islam Sufi into their fold, because Bauls are the biggest peacekeeper. That does not mean they became them.
"Lineage Bauls are the origins of Vaishnavism in Ekachakra Birbhum Bengal, they are the original Rasa Lila Mystics. They are an oral (Sanskrit) tradition as all Indian Traditions were, they are not a book tradition of modern interpretations and personal opinion. What the Lineage Bauls know has been passed down through Sanskrit, many new age Vaishnava reformers have distorted the truth about Vaishnavism in Bengal and created cults which have done more harm to the Bauls."
Nabani Das Khyapa Baul 1954
It is surprising to Babu that even people he has known write the wrong stories about Bauls. Even more surprising the number of people he has taken to Bengal, talked about his lineage who have either made films or wrote books and they do not even thank him, cut him out completely and thank the western scholars.

There is one professor from the USA who had him sign papers to get university grants for her to study Bauls only to cut him out completely, everybody wants funding and what a great thing to do get the funding through a lineage Baul then interview Neo Bauls who have a very limited knowledge of the Bauls? This is very disrespectful and is creating such a distortion in the history of what Baul really is. There are very few real Bauls left, they are almost extinct. I mean really must you keep using the Bauls of India.

Tantra is shakti sadhana, tantra is the science of light, the science of life. Tantra is technique, on how everything is put together. Tantra Mantra Yantra, formula, for instance Babu is an expert of the Tantra of Indian. Music and sound the technique using a scientific formula to bring the Dieties to life through sound. Same with the Bauls their songs are their sadhana, their tantra is through their songs this is why so many people are mesmerized with the Bauls because of the thousands of years of sadhana or Lineage of having the Lineage passed on from one generation to the next through Sanskrit. How Baul got stuck on sex is perplexing? They do have mystical sadhana's but people have made it so dirty with all the fake Bauls taking advantage. Babu is also a master the smashan grounds, tantra, mantra, yantra, as he was born into this sadhana from his grandfather (not all Bauls are this kind of Tantric, only the avadhuta are.) Nabani Das Khyapa Baul was initiated by Bhama Khepa among others at Tarapith. He traveled all over India, Nepal and Tibet.

When talking Tantra in the west it is always about sex, why, because sex sells. Sex is not Tantra and selling it as such is misguided, call it sacred sex. It is really disrespectful to the Indian people when Tantra is only referred to a sexual sadhana's, Tantra is technique. Tantra is a Sanskrit word, it originates in India, so Tantra is Indian. If one wants to be a Tantric learn jyotish, sanskrit, ayurveda, mantra..Shakti Sadhana. If one wants to learn sex sacred sexuality, do not call it Baul or tantra.

Hard work and sadhana does not attract people, 12 years of sadhana with a Guru does not attract anyone. And if anyone tells you for women only 3 years, this is not true, it takes lifetimes. Brajabala Dasi, Radharani Dasi were Sanskrit scholars it comes from the soul and soil of Birbhum. They never would do or behave stealing the poetry of Nabani and this lineage making up stories and lineages that are not true. This is not the way of Baul women, being a tourist attraction show. There are many Bauls smoking ganja who are addicted to it, however, their power and knowledge are gone because the ganja is smoking them. There was a time when ganja was a sacred herb it was used to cure all sort of ailments and the real authentic avadhuta bauls in deep sadhana smoked ganja, however, the ganja did not smoke them. Ganja was used for sadhana, one never depended on it.

Yes sacred sexuality is part of certain Baul practices but this is only a drop of what is real Baul, just as asana and meditation are part of Baul. A Baul does not reject anything, they embrace all knowledge yoga ect. This practice as described as being Baul at the beginning of this article is meant to be between only sadhaka and sadhika, it is only meant to be between husband and wife never shared with others, it is private in a committed relationship of soul mates and really is not central theme of what Baul is? Babu's grandfather the legendary Sri Nabani Das Khyapa Baul used to generate so much spiritual heat he used to meditate under water on the bottom of a pond. He was rare. As Babu say's don't try to be Nabani Das Baul or Purna Das Baul.

Fakir, Aul, Sai, Dervish, Shah are NOT Baul.
Baul is different it is based on 'Indian Tantric Yoga' Das Baul and Dasi are not and never were Fakir, Sai, Dervish or Shah, this are Muslim and Baul accepts them but they are not the same. I have recently seen a Baul Women giving a talk at Berkeley University in California and she is saying there are 4 types of Baul, she is completely wrong and this needs to be called out because, this person say's she is going to archive Baul, how is this possible when Baul is already archived and this only adds to the watering down and deconstruction of who and what the Bauls are. It may appear harmless but it is like gossip it starts with something and ends with a completely different drama. This is the problem, this cause reductionism and the destruction, people posing and teaching who do not even know who Bauls are? Fundraising that they are going to archive Baul when Baul is already archived and has been archived decades ago by Babu Kishan.
In the past many different groups were wandering around Bengal and they were lumped together under 'Baul', they were not Baul, however, the British had a huge disdain for all wandering people, they were treated badly and they all were called Baul, at the time even the British educated Bengalis did not understand, they were too busy trying to please the British and gain some sort of respectful life.
Fakir, Sai, Aula, Dervesh and Shah are not Baul but were lumped together with the Baul for terminology sake, however the Bauls are a unique and distinct sect, the oldest lineage being the Vaishnava Bauls who were sanskrit speaking people, they are Brahmin but rejected Brahmanical rules and regulations. Baul is educated in the oral tradition and this Oral tradition is Sanskrit.
Baul is like modern Yoga described as Asana, gymnastics ect.. The Body is not the sole organ of all experience and knowledge Parampara is, the Guru is but first of all the Guru needs to be from Baul. T
The Guru to the Baul is the greatest but let me tell the Guru must be a Baul Guru and this is very difficult to get because the ones that are calling themselves Baul Guru are NOT they are performers or follow this lineage but never say because they are trying to do something, create something new, when it is sad to say Baul is extinct.

Babukishan, say's, "why come to Baul, go to sex education, why even come to Baul, do not destroy Baul by the misconceptions, mostly all Phd on Baul are completely wrong or they only have an aspect and they beat that aspect to death. " Baul is inner connecting to the divine in a ecstatic mystic way, it is not about outer, grab a partner try some Psycho physical manipulation, this is such a gross misconception and it is really boring and a huge insult to the authentic Bauls. To a Baul the Guru is the path, the Guru passes on all knowledge through the oral living lineage that is thousands of years old. You can feel the universe inside of you that is Baul, as above so below. The original authentic Baul will never tell you their sadhana, only parampara. Bauls were the newspaper before the newspaper, singing Hare Krishna every morning to the villagers as a wake up call.

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Babukishan Das Baul and Trishula Das
'Babu Kishan aka Krishnendu Das Baul'

Born into Lineage Baul Sampradaya,
Sanskrit Scholar, 12 years as a Vedic Monk @ the Ramakrishna Order. BA Indian Philosophy, MA Indian Music Calcutta University.

40 years traveling worldwide promoting his ancient and only Lineage an Oral Living Lineage.

Master of Indian Classical, Folk, Baul & Bollywood Music


This lineage and family are the only Bauls who have associated with, when you read Bauls associated with Bauls did not only Babukishan and family did. Bauls in general as posted on the internet did not. I t should read Babukishan aka Krishnendu Das or Purna Das Baul or Nabani Das Baul associated with:

Allen Ginsberg,
Bob Dylan,
George Harrison
The Rolling Stones,
Indira Gandhi,
Rabindranath Tagore,
Jawaharlal Nehru,
Tara Shankar Bandhypadhya,
Kavi Nazrul,  Bidhan Chandra Roy,
Pankoj Mollick,
R. C. Boral,
S D Burman,
RD Burman,
Bimol Roy,
Sakti Pado RajGuru,
Uday Shankar,
Nitish Mukherjee,
Nitin Bose,
Shantidev Ghosh,
Ajit Ganguly,
Deben Bhattacharya,
Pahari Sanyal,
Timir Baran,
Allauddin Khan,
Dr. Amartya Sen's Grandfather Kshiti Mohan Sen,
Ram Kinkar Baij,
Sita Ram Omkarnath,
Ravi Shakar,
The President of India Pranab Mukerjee,
Sonja Gandhi,
Rajiv Gandhi,
Dr. Ananda Shankar Roy,
Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi,
Tv Producer Abhijit Das Gupta,
Jyoti Basu W Bengal former chief Mininster, Diretor General of India Radio.
Dr Bhupeen Hazarika,
Mithun Charabhorty,
Bapi Lahari,
MF Huissen,
Chuni Goswami,
Shyam Benegal,
Amitabha Bachchana,
Satyajit Ray,
Mrinal Sen,
Zakir Hussain,

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Friday, August 24, 2018

Who is Babu Kishan aka Krishnendu Das aka Baul Guru

Babu Kishan 

New Book to be released soon along with a youtube channel called 'Spotlight on Babu Kishan' where he will tell all, speak about everything, open and honest.

Babu Kishan aka Krishnendu Das Baul has already preserved and archived Baul, decades ago. The archiving and Preservation of the one and only Lineage of Vaishnava Bauls of Birbhum Bengal has been preserved and what people write is wrong, they take a truth and twist it. The truth will be told.

Get ready!

Babu Kishan aka Krishnendu Das

Multi-Talented - Award Winning - Lifetime Achievement Award in Bollywood 2007

Life Member of Indian Cine Music Directors Association  
Life Member of Indian Performing Rights Society

Curriculum Vita

Krishnendu Das - aka - K D BabuKishan

BA Indian Music and Philosophy - Calcutta University
MA Indian Music - Calcutta University


Composed, Produced, Marketed Successfully 60 ALBUMS
200 or more of his poetry (lyrics) have produced super duper hit songs. 


Babu Kishan has Composed- Profile - Principle - Live Background Music for more than 10 Bengali & Hindi Drama & Theatre Productions. The most popular Sri Chaitanya MahaPrabhu, Aposh, Marg, Amla Madhu and In Hindi Koi Nahi, Atma and more...

●  He has Produced many successful TV series, documentaries for Indian National and other TV Stations.

Senior Management in Indian Cinema, Music Consultant, Major Bollywood Event Film and Music Release Event Planner. Lifetime friends with Senior Journalist of all Major News Sources and Connected Politically from a young age.

​Babu Kishan aka Krishnendu Das has been a Cultural Representative of India for 45 years appointed by the Government of India, traveling through India and Worldwide for the Indian Government as a representative of Indian Culture AND MUSIC  since 1970 through ​Sangeet Natak Akademi ​"Indian National Academy of Music Dance and Drama" & ICCR "Indian Council of Cultural Relations"

Krishnendu Das Baul aka Babu Kishan is an expert in the 'Folk Music of Bengal and India'.

He was a Music consultant in the 1980's, 1990's to 2005 for CBS India and other Top Music Companies in Bombay, specifically hired to categorize all of India's Folk and Classical Music because of his expertise in the Music of India and the languages of India.

Babu Kishan is a Master of Indian Folk and Indian Classical as a Music Composer and Master of Indian Music.

Career History – Senior Management – Music & Film Industry India

1978 – 1990  HMV- Composer, Writer of Music for famous India singers, Event Planner.
1986 -1993  Venus/Tips/Music India, Music Producer, and Composer, Event Planner.
1986-1993 CBS India -  Music Producer, Creative Director India, promoter, of artist such as Cindy Lauper, Micheal Jackson, New Kids on the Block, Pink Floyd, Gypsy Kings and others, Event Planner..
1991 -2004 Digital Music Studio – Owned, and Operated by Babukishan – Composer, Music Production for Film, Event Planner..
1994-1996 Time Audio Video – ABCL Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Ltd - Quality Assurance Manager Film & Music Production/Marketing, and Event Management. Film, and Music Promotion, Event Planner.
1997-2004 Universal Music Label - Music Producer, Music Composer, Consultant, Event Planner.
1996-1999 PEN Audio Video Film - Music Producer, Promoter, Consultant, Event Planner.
1996-2001 T-series- Music Producer - Composer, Event Planner.

​Babu Kishan has profitably successful marketed and sold 300 Films and 500 Albums. Composed, Produced, Sold and Marketed at least 60 of his own albums. He is an expert at Creating Film from the start to the selling it successfully. 

Babu Kishan was a Artist & Repertoire (A&R Manager) for film and music, a manager from concept to release.  Quality controller, talent search, contract, budgets, over seeing the whole film and music, from start to finish, including the release, event management, promotion and sales of the film and music. Babu Kishan is an expert Film project designer. Line producer, distribution, film, music, soap opera, TV Series, production marketing sales advertising promotion.  

Event Planning and Organizational Management 
for Indian Cinema (Bollywood) Film and Music release events.

In  Senior Management in Indian Cinema (Bollywood) he is the person who started to promote the Playback singers and release their music in a big way and promoting them on billboards, with posters. 
Babu Kishan is the creator and designer and organiser of huge Bollywood (event planner) before event planning was even a career in India. Babu Kishan organized all of the Bollywood Film and Music Release events for all the top Film and Music Companies.

Organized, Managed and helped Create ‘The Hope 86’ Conference in association with the West Bengal Government and Indian Cinema Star Mithun Chakraborty. In 1986  it was India’s largest ever event of its kind with 300 celebrities all Politicians, Film industry, Music industry and others from all over India. All the top from all over India came to Calcutta W Bengal India for ‘The Hope 86’ event of the decade. 
Created Organized Managed a huge Festival in Bengal called the Gopal Nagar Mela (Festival), arranging officials, stage management, securing land, budgets, food, security, performers, tens of thousands of people attended my festivals in the 1980.
Organizing and Event Management is in my blood from an early age as I was the Tour, Event and Manager of my father Purna Das Baul.  He is a Legendary Folk singer, the first highly awarded Indian Vocalist to come to America in 1967. In those day it was not easy to travel around the world and outside India, I organized all of his tours from the 1970’s for almost 2 decades.

A Master Music Composer Producer from beginning to end sales and has been successful in the business of Film and Music for over 40 years.

Babu Kishan sold Film Rights More than 500 Super Hit Albums & Films in the
​1978 -  2008

Babu Kishan's spiritual music is heard in all the temples of India he is the first person to record the Hanuman Chalisa singing by Hari Om Sharan, he has recorded and composed music for many from start to finish: Each album has been a super duper successful music, he usually plays one of the 15  instrument that he has Mastered on each album. 

KD Babukishan aka Krishnendu Das started his life in Indian Cinema at a young age in Calcutta West Bengal India, as a Music Composer and poet, lyricist, song writer for Bengali film, TV Series, and Drama's beginning in the 1970’s to 1990's.

Babu Kishan started his career in Bombay as a Music Composer and as a music and Film Designer, Production Consultant working with India’s top Music Labels and for India’s top Film Companies for more than 35 years.

Babukishan has worked with just about everybody in ​Indian Cinema as a Fim Promotion Designer, Production Designer, Music Designer, and Music Director,​ from Amir Khan to A R Rahman, from the production of music, promotion to the international market. Babukishan is probably the most famous person from Bollywood who is known behind the scenes within Indian Cinema.

As a Senior Management in Indian Cinema (Bollywood) he is the person who started to promote the Play back singer and he is the creator and designer of huge Bollywood (event planner) before event planning was a career of all Bollywood Film and Music Release parties for all the top Film and Music Companies.
Indian Politics and Cultural Ambassador of India

Babu Kishan has performed on the biggest stages of India - 100's of times for over 5 decades, as he and his family were the Cultural Representatives of the State of West Bengal India. They performed as singers who opened for Political leaders for generations starting with Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Sanjay Gandhi and then Rajiv Gandhi before they gave their speeches. Babu Kishan grew up in political circles of India and  met all the political leaders of India. He is versed in a deep way in Indian politics. Babu Kishan is very close to the last President of India, Pranab Mukherjee as he is a family relative.

Our Calcutta  house was the Cultural Heritage and Political Hub of Calcutta, all top Indian musicians, singers, Indian Cinema Stars, Politicians, Poets, Writers, Spiritual leaders and intellectuals used to visit our house.

He brings with him the depth of India and Indian Cultural Heritage from the soul and soil of India. There is almost no one with his depth of knowledge of Indian Music and Indian Cinema from an educational and experiential level. He is the first Baul in history to live in Canada.  

Babu Kishan would be an asset for any ​Political Cultural Delegation that travels to India, on behalf of Canada because he knows better than anybody who is who in India, from politics, India Cinema, Indian Music and Culture he has over 45 years experience in the inner circles of India and with Indian’s around the World.

He brings with him the depth of India and Indian Cultural Heritage from the soul and soil of India. There is almost no one with his depth of knowledge of Indian Music and Indian Cinema from an educational and experiential level. He is the first Baul in history to live in Canada.

Award winning Indian Music Composer and Filmmaker for 50 years, starting at age ten!
Awarded "The youngest Music and Film Director in Bengal"​ in the 197o’s.
At age ten he was the Awarded the Best youngest Music Composer in Bengal​. Babukishan

received many awards for his Music Compositions in Bengal under the name ‘Krishnendu Das’even before he arrived in the Bombay Indian Cinema now known as Bollywood.

Awarded a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award in
Mumbai’s ‘Bollywood’ Indian Cinema in 2007.

Senior Management in Indian Cinema, Music Consultant, Major Bollywood Event Film and Music Release Event Planner. Lifetime friends with Senior Journalist of all Major News Sources and Connected Politically from a young age.

Career History – Senior Management – Music & Film Industry India

​Babu Kishan has profitably and successful marketed and sold ​300​ Films and ​500​ Albums. Composed, Produced, Sold and Marketed at least 60 of his own albums. He is an expert at Creating Film from the start to the selling it successfully at a profit.
He is a ‘​Master Music Composer Producer​’ from beginning to end sales and has been successful in the business of Film and Music for over 40 years.

Babu Kishan sold Film Rights More than ​500​ Super Hit Albums & Film​s ​from ​1978 - 2008.

Selected Discography and Filmography:

●  Folk music by various singers (HMV, 1981)
●  Rokto Sapoth, Bengali (1979)
●  Folk songs (Gathani, 1982) Amardeep
●  Bengali, Bengali 1979 Arohan (HMV, 1983)
●  Maarg, Bengali 1980
●  Baul Music by Purna das Baul (HMV, 1983)
●  Arohan, Hindi, Dir: Shyam Benegal 1980
●  Folk Music from Bengal (Polygram Music India, 1984)
●  Sudhu Tomake, Bengali, 1980
●  Dr. Bhupen Hazarika (HMV, 1984)
●  Pyar Bhara khat, Hindi,1989
●  Spiritual songs of India (Chandra Dhara, Germany, 1984)
●  “30 days” Hindi Thriller Movie, 2000
●  Bauls of Bengal (New York Music, 1985)
●  Chote Nawab Bade Nawab, Hindi,1999
●  Soul of Bengal(Unique Records, USA, 1985)
●  Schoolgirl, Hindi, 2001
●  Baul Fusion by The Band / Babukishan (Symphony,1985)
●  Akhri pratigya, Hindi, Mithun Chakraborty directed by T.L.V Prasad, 1998
●  ​The Bengali Bauls (Maple Music, Canada), 1986
●  Guru ho ja shuru, Mithun Chakraborty,1995
●  Modern Songs by Various Singers (Venus, 1987)
●  Mrityu...The Truth, Hindi, T-series 2002
●  Bauls from Royal Albert Hall (Megaphone, 1987)
●  Gumnaam, Hindi Thriller Movie (2001)
●  Monalisa (CBS, 1988)
●  Aasakti, Hindi, Jackie Shroff 1998
●  O Go Priyotoma (Tips, 1988)
●  Adorini, Bengali 2003
●  Baul Songs of Bengal (Tips, 1988)
●  Thakur, Hindi, Dharmendra, 2002
●  Amardeep (Weston, 1989)
●  Reflection (Track music, 1990)
●  Pyar Bhara Khat (Oriental, 1992)
●  Qawwalies by Eminent Singers of India (Gramophone Record company,1993)
●  Mr. Panchanan (CBS, 1993)
●  Tribute to Hemant Kumar (CBS, 1993)
●  Festivals of India (1994)
●  O Hasina (Ultra Music 1996)
●  Dhak Dhak Karne Laga (Ultra, 1996)
●  Tales of River 'Ganga'/new age music (Prism Audio, 1996)
●  Kali Bhajans (Sangeet cassettes, 1997)
●  Tera Ghungta (Pen Audio, 1997)
●  Zara Hat Ke (Pen Audio, 1998)
●  Sharab Aur Shabab (Padmini Music, 1998)
●  Folk music of India by Sapna Awasthi (T-series, 1999)
●  Kesariyo Rang (Tarana, 1999)
●  School girl (Star Music, 2000)
●  Romantic Moods (Virgin Music)
●  Priyo Kolkata (Kathaindia, 2001)
●  Jap le sai naam (Universal Music India, 2001)
●  Paimaana (Star Music, 2001)
●  Soul Mate (Universal Music India, 2001)
●  Tumhare Liye (Star Music, 2002)
●  Mirror of the Sky (Star Music, 2002)
●  One & Only (Star Music, 2002)
●  Jai Santoshi Maa by various singers (Lucky Star Music, 2002)
●  Mrityu The Truth (T-series, 2002)
●  ​Adorini (Saregama / HMV, 2002)

Selected Promotion Designer & Music Promotions:

Babu Kishan was a​ Artist & Repertoire (A&R Manager​) film and music manager from concept to release, quality, controller, talent search, contract, over seeing the whole film and music, promotion and sales of film and music.- for Music, Video and Film.

Babu Kishan sold Film Rights More than 500 Super Hit Albums & Film​s in the 1980 - 2000's

●  Arohan - Om Puri, Amrish Puri, Pankaj Kapoor, Victor Banerjee
●  Kahan Kahan Se Guzar Gaya - Anil Kapoor, Sharon Prabhakar
●  Salaam Bombay - Nana Patekar
●  Khuda Gawah - Superstar Amitabh Bachchan, Sridevi, Danny
●  Andaz Apna Apna - Amir Khan, Salman Khan, Karishma Kapoor, Raveena Tandon
●  Indrajit - Amitabh Bachchan, Neelam
●  Awaj De Kahan Hain - after long time gap Naushad Ali’s Composed Music
●  Patthar ke Phool - Salman Khan, Raveena Tandon
●  Khatarnak - Sanjay Dutt
●  Madam X- Rekha, Jaya Mathur, Shakti Kapoor, Mohsin Khan
●  Zahreelay- Sanjay Dutt
●  Jai Kali- Hema Malini
●  Tejaa - Sanjay Dutt
●  Geet- Divya Bharti, Kamal Sadanah Fateh - Sanjay Dutt
●  Balwaan- Sunil Shetty, Divya Bharti Benaam Badshah - Anil Kapoor
●  Aparadhi - Anil Kapoor, Juhi Chawla
●  Rangeela - It was Popular Music Director A.R.Rahman's First
●  Introductions in Bollywood Cinema, Casting-Amir Khan, Jackie Shroff, Urmila
●  Gambler - Govinda, Shilpa Shetty, Aditya Pancholi
●  100 days - Jackie Shroff, Nana Patekar, Raveena Tandon
●  Shreeman Aashiq - Rishi Kapoor, Urmila, Anupam Kher
●  Baaz - Govinda
●  Coolie#1 - Govinda, Karishma Kapoor
●  Hero#1 - Govinda
●  Sandwich - Govinda, sushmita Sen, Raveena Tandon
●  Gharwali Baharwali, Anil Kapoor
●  Elaan E Jung - Dharmendra
●  Awaargi- Anil Kapoor, Meenakshi Seshasdri
●  Hukumat - Dharmendra
●  Awaal Number- Amir Khan, Devanand
●  Sanam Bewafa - Salman Khan
●  Aatank Hi Aatank- Amir Khan
●  Raakh- Amir Khan
●  Tum Mere Ho- Tahir Hussain's Amir Khan, Juhi Chawla, Ajit Vachani
●  CID- Juhi Chawla
●  Saajan - Madhuri Dikshit, Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt
●  I Love You - Karishma Kapoor
●  Ek Ladka Ek Ladki - Salman Khan, Neelam
●  Dil Tera Ashiq - Salman Khan
●  Isi Ka Naam Zindgi, Amir Khan, Pran
●  Karan Arjun - Sharukh Khan, Salman Khan, Amrish Puri, Jack Gaud, Rakhi Gulzar, Mamta Kulkai, Kajal
●  Deewana - Shahrukh Khan, Rishi Kapoor, Divya Bharti
●  Jallad - Mithun Chakraborty
●  Khabhi ha Khabhi na - Sharukh Khan, Ashutosh Gawrikar
●  Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak- Amir Khan, Juhi Chawla
●  Panah - Shidarth, Pallavi
●  Lahu Luhan- Kimi Katkar
●  Jhooth Bole Kawa Kate - Anil Kapoor
●  Junoon- Popular TV Series Music
●  Auzaar - Salman Khan
●  Gunah ka Devta - Paap Ki Kamaee - Mithun Chakraborty
●  VijayPath- Tabu, Ajay Davgan, Gulshan Grover, Reema Lagoo, Danny Saugandh - Akshay Kumar,
●  Yaalgar- Sanjay Dutt, Manisha, Nagma
●  Aatish- Sanjay Dutt, Raveena Tandon
●  Gumrah- Sanjay Dutt, Sridevi
●  Phool aur Kaante- Ajay Devgan, Madhu, Amrish Pur ●
●  Indian's First time Fitness audio/video project with Actress Rekha on CBS
●  First Time 'Srimad Bhagva Gita' through AudioVisual
●  Promoted & Marketed Indian Classical Music through CBS Music Label, from Ravi Shankar to Zakir Hussain
●  And many more...

Selected Films Produced - Project Designer - Music Composer - Music Director:

●  Jaagoron/ Prayer by Lata Mangeshkar
●  Introduced OSHO's Music to the World
●  Now & Then by Hari Prasad Chaurasia
●  Nursery Rhymes & Kiddyland by Top singers from Various like Alisha Chinoy, Sharon
Prabhakar, Remo
●  Shakti by Shankar, Zakir Hussain
●  School Girl - Shakti Kapoor, Laxmikant Berde
●  Andheri Raaton Mein - Moon Moon Sen
●  Akhri Pratigya, Mithun Chakraborty, Jackie Shroff, Suni Shetty, Hemant Birje, Rambha
●  30 Days - Milind Gunaji, Aloknath, Sweta Menon
●  Chhote Nawab Bade Nawab - Shakti Kapoor, Shiva, Mohan Joshi
●  TV Series 'Aurat' Tale of Indian Women, Story by Suraj Sanim
●  TV Series for Children 'Five Stars' Story Suraj Sanim
●  TV Series 'Time Machine' Thriller,Story by Suraj Sanim
●  Miya Anari Biwi Khilari - Yunus Parvez, Chhotu, Birbal, Yogini
●  Mrityu The Truth- Mustaq Khan, Hemant Pandey, Aroon Bakshi, Liliput
●  Adorini - Prasenjit, Biswajit
●  Canadian Dream - Documentary on New Immigrants life in Canada
●  Monalisa by Udit Narayan, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Vijay Benedict
●  Toom Toom Tara Rara " Life is Cool" by K D Babukishan
●  (Canada's first Mega Mystical Multicultural Musical TV Series)

Babu Kishan's spiritual music is heard in all the temples of India he is the first person to record the Hanuman Chalisa singing by Hari Om Sharan​, he has recorded and composed music for many from start to finish: Each album has been a super duper successful music, he usually plays one of the 15 instrument that he has Mastered on each album.

●  Anuradha Paudwal
●  Anup Jalota
●  Hari Om Sharan
●  Suresh Wadkar
●  Mahendra Kapoor
●  Sadhana Sargam
●  Ravindra Jain
●  Ravi Shankar
●  Ali Akbar Khan
●  Kavita Krishnamurti
●  Jai Mataji Temple
●  Shirdi Sai Baba Temple
●  Sita Ram Das Omkarnath
●  Balak Brahmachari
●  Anandamayi Ma
●  Osho
●  Swami Narayan,
●  Lata Mangeshkar
●  Asha Bhosle
●  Nitin Mukesh
●  ​Purna Das Baul
●  Some are listed on the list below because some recorded Bollywood Indian Cinema's albums with Babu Kishan too. The list above is just some of the one he recorded in spiritual music.


Babu Kishan has fundraised for many people including the​ 'Tagore Societies' Worldwide - fundraising for them,'Ramakrishna Vedanta Societies' Worldwide,​ 40 years of Fundraising for many Communities, Temples and Societies, Seniors, Children and for the Bangladesh Floods, Hurricane Katrina and more.


Babu Kishan has performed at 100's of International Folk Festivals since the 1970's including
Festivals in Hyde Park with the Rolling Stones, Beatles, Bob Dylan.
Babu Kishan has Performed around the world, on the biggest stages of India 100's of times for over 4 decades.

●  The Royal Albert Hall, London
●  Hyde Park London
●  Royal London Museum
●  Carnegie Hall New York

● Netaji Indoor Stadium Kolkata

In the 1980's he represented Calcutta University around India, regarding Indian Philosophy, Sanskrit and Baul an ancient Indian Philosophy and Yogic tradition.

Babu Kishan performed 20 Concerts with Bob Dylan and the Band who were all great friends.

East West Tour as a Musician and singing one song of poetry by Allen Ginsberg the famed American Beat poet. He did these tours around the USA with Bob Dylan and The Band 1985. He has composed and jammed with George Harrison, The Rolling Stones, Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, Bob Dylan and The Band, Tom Petty and many others.

Some Awards:

He was awarded the ‘Youngest Indian Composer in 1971’ at the tender age of ten by the Bengal Government. He went on to receive some of India’s highest awards for his music.
●  2​007 - Lifetime achievement Award for dedication to Indian Cinema, Bollywood Buddy, Mumbai
●  1988 - Adaptation of Award winning novelist Sarat Chandra Chatterjee’s ‘Charitroheen’
●  Best Soap Opera, Best Music Composer, awarded to Babukishan Glaxo Award, Mumbai
●  Bengali 1979 Arohan (HMV, 1983) Best Film Music in India
●  1981 - Most promising Music Composer and Movie Design of the Year, Calcutta Entertainment Industry, Bombay Entertainment Industry.
●  1980 - Best Music Composer, Indian Cinema, Bombay

Babu Kishan has been personal friends and family friends composing music for and traveling with all the Legends of Indian Music and Indian Cinema, the Legends since the early 1970’s including ​Pandit Ravi Shankar, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Zakir Hussain, V G Jog, Sultan Khan, Pandit Mahapurush Mishra, HariPrasad Chaurasia, Nikhil Banerjee, Ravindra Jain, Naushad Ali, SD Burman, RD Burman, and many more.

Lectures on Sanskrit, Indian Philosophy and Indian Music, Folk, Classical, Baul and Indian Cinema.
Babu Kishan has lectured at Universities around the world. Babu Kishan has been International 'Paid' Guest Lecturer at Universities lecturing on Indian Music, Folk Music, Indian Philosophy and Authentic Living Lineage Baul a historical lineage within Bengal and India.

Babu Kishan is the first authentic Baul to lecture and teach authentic Baul tradition he has been traveling and teaching since 1971 around the world.

Some of the Universities he has lectured in around the world as a paid lecturer.
●  ​UCLA,
●  Columbia,
●  Chicago University
●  Boston University
●  Pennsylvania Music College
●  Baltimore Music College,
●  Philadelphia Arts and Music College
●  Kansas University Music
●  St. Louis University
●  Washington and Lee
●  University of Washington
●  University of Toronto
●  ​University of British Columbia
●  SFU (Simon Fraser University)
●  Harvard
●  Mumbai University
●  Whistling Woods Film Institute in Mumbai
●  San Francisco College of Arts
●  Berkeley University Music School
●  Red Wood University
●  San Diego University
●  University of Victoria
●  Cambridge and Oxford in UK
●  Berlin Music College
●  Stuttgart University
●  Bremen University Germany
●  Hamburg University
●  Cologne University
●  University Germany
●  Zurich University
●  Geneva University
●  Brussels University
●  Rome University of Fine Arts
●  University of Hong Kong
●  University of Bangkok
●  University of Singapore
●  Delhi University
●  University of Mauritius
●  University of Johannesburg South Africa
●  Calcutta University
●  Vishva Bharati in Shantiniketan Birbhum

Produced over 150 scores for Indian Cinema and Bollywood film.
He has composed, produced and promoted over 60 albums
for Bollywood’s top singers

such as:

●  Kumar Sanu,
●  Sunidhi,
●  Shaan,
●  Sadhna Sargam,
●  Kavita Krishnamurthy,
●  Poornima,
●  Abhijit,
●  Udit Narayan,
●  Sudesh Bhosle,
●  Mohd.Aziz,
●  Vijay Benedict,
●  Asha Bhosle,
●  Anup Jalota,
●  Suresh Wadkar,
●  Usha Mangeshkar,
●  Ravindra Jain,
●  Nitin Mukesh,
●  Alka Yagnik,
●  Vinod Rathod,
●  Ghulam Ali,
●  Mehdi Hassan,
●  Pankaj Udhas,
●  Anwar,
●  Anuradha Paudwal,
●  ​Amit Kumar
●  and many others.

Music Composer
Babu Kishan is still #77 out of 80 Music Composers in India in the 1980's.

His two brothers are now only learning who Babu Kishan is, they had no idea the body of work that Babu produced and they never cared as long as he kept sending money.

 Forging his signature, selling his property behind his back, talking nasty behind his back, as an outsider to this family, I am shocked at what has gone on. 

Babu has heard it all others have told him, he heard what you said, to everybody, every person that he brought to the Calcutta house after leaving that house they  would say to  Babu, your family talks behind your back and they do not have anything good to say, please do not bring me there again?

 It should be known Babu brought many of his Bollywood friends to meet his Calcutta family and upon leaving the house many would say, 'your family does not talk kindly of you.' To me this is toxic, I suppose there was a time when they loved him, perhaps that time was when he was stupid enough to give and do everything for them without expecting anything, except a little love.

Krishnendu at that time used to ignore what people said, blocking it out and usually getting angry at the person who would say anything against his family.

Babu Kishan aka Krishnendu Das started his life in Indian Cinema at a very young age in West Bengal India. He changed his name to Babu Kishan so that he did not 'ride on the coat tails' of his famous fathers name.  There were also 2 directors named Suraj Sanima and Mahesh Bhatt who had a difficult time pronouncing his name Krishnendu so they called him Babu Kishan all the time and it became his brand name in the entertainment market.
arrived in the Bombay film industry. 

In 2007 he was awarded the Lifetime of Achievement Award in Indian Cinema (Bollywood) for his dedication to Indian Music and Film. Bollywood Buddy, Mumbai

1. #Ravindra Jain 
Babu Kishan is the only person Ravindra Jain allowed to compose music for him personally. Ravindra Jain was a Gem of Indian Cinema, a Sanskrit Pandit, he was the Ramayana TV series Music Director. All the top Loved him.
2. #Sonik Omi 
Babu Kishan was referred by: 
1. #RD Burman 
Babu Kishan was RD Burman's Assistant & Friend for 13 years in Bombay, and many years before in Calcutta. SD Burman his  RC Burman's father was a huge fan of Babu's Grandfather Nabani Das Khyapa Baul.
2. #Bappi Lahiri 
3. #Laxmikant Pyrelal
  4. #Naushad Ali ! 
A Classic and Classical ​Indian Cinema/Bollywood Music Composer (Pandit)

Babu is an author of 3 books in Bengali and English, the last book was supported by George Harrison and Ravi Shankar. He is a prolific poet and has been traveling worldwide for 40 years as a cultural ambassador for Bengali and India. He has performed at all top festivals worldwide and has lectured at Universities world-wide. He has performed at Carnagie Hall and The Royal Albert Hall in London and many other large venues around the world.


1981 - Bachelor of Arts, Major Indian Philosophy, Kolkata University, India

1984 - Master of Arts, Indian Music, Kolkata University, India

Fluent in Sanskrit oral and classical, Bengali, Hindi, English and many other Indian Languages which he has written in and composed music for.