Babu Kishan aka Krishnendu Das Baul learned oral Sanskrit from his grandparents Nabani Das Khyapa Baul and Brajabala Dasi the last living Bauls on this earth.
Dr Roma Chaudhary
The First indian Women to obtain a PHD from Oxford University in England.
Babu Kishan always invited Dr. Roma Chaudhary and studied with her for years at her huge home that had wall to wall books.. He would visit her often at her home, his descriptions of that home were incredible. More personal stories to come in his book,
Dr. Roma Chaudhary was very dear to Babu, he was like the son she never had. She did not have any children and spent her life after her husband passed away living in a huge house by herself. They both had a deep passion for Sanskrit.
Babu wants her remembered because today, there is very little about this incredible woman, while many Sanskritist men are remembered such as Gopi Nath Kaviraj who Babu Kishan knew well.
She was a Sanskritist and Principal and head of Philosophy at Lady Brabourne College for 30 years, she was Vice-Chancellor of Rabindra Bharati University in Calcutta and the Founder Secretary of Prachyavani and Institute of Oriental Learning.
DR. Chaudhary is the first Indian woman to obtain a PHD from Oxford University.
These photos are not very clear because they are old photos' both pictures are taken by Babu Kishan in Calcutta.
Baul is an Oral Sanskrit Lineage, they sang in vernacular Birbhum Bengali singing for the villagers. Just as Tulsi Das wrote the Hanuman Chalisa in the language of the villagers to keep it easy and understandable.
Most writers and scholars or modern Baul singers do not understand that the designation from Unesco in 2005: