Shamu Bai and her brother Vishnu belong to Hindu minority of rural Sindh settled in Dewaan Lal Chand. They are known because of their traditional bhajan singing which is considered a religious practice among Hindu population. This is brief biography of Pakistan’s youngest bhajan singer.
Shamu and Vishnu learnt singing bhajan from their father Arjun and then their Guru Bhagat Bhoora Lal helped them to develop a unique style. Bhagal Bhoora Lal is also a famous folk singer in the area who is known as Bhit Shahi because he sings the qalam of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai.
When Shamu was asked what her inspiration was, she said that as a child I grew up listening bhajan on TV which inspired her to sing Bhajan when she was just 7 years old. She further added that she is the devotee of Shree Krishna Bhagwan, that’s why she prefers to sing bhajan of Shree Krishna.
Shamu Bai was the only female bhajan singer from her village but now things are changing as she is teaching other young children of the village to sing bhajan.
She along with her brother Vishnu participated in Coke Studio Season 11 which released their song Pareek. Vishnu became the youngest artist to participate at the age of 14. He usually accompanies her sister and plays dholak during her bhajan.