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Born on 28 February 1978 in Kendua Rakshakali Tala village in Birbhum district, West Bengal, Shri Mahadeb Das Baul received his initial training in the music of the region from his father Shri Lakshman Chandra Das. At a later stage, his skills were honed under Shri Purna Das Baul, an eminent Baul singer of West Bengal.
Shri Mahadeb Das Baul is the ninth generation Baul singer in his family. Grandson of Shri Nabani Das Khepa Baul, a renowned Baul singer, he started out young in the field of folk music. At present, Shri Mahadeb is among the leading Baul singer of his generation. Numerous songs sung by Shri Mahadeb have been issued in the form of audio-cassettes and CDs. He has performed extensively in major national and international festivals organized in France, England, Sweden, Finland and South Africa.
Shri Mahadeb Das Baul receives the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar for the year 2011 for his notable talent in the field of folk music of West Bengal.