Cultural Personalities of District


Ghazipur gave the great sons in the field of culture of international repute like Pt. Ravi Shankar of Sitar,Pt. Uday Shankar  of Dance, Nazir Hussain ,Yunus Parvez,Leela Mishra and Anjan Srivastav of Films, and Bhrigu Nath Lal of Music .

Pt. Uday Sankar- Pt. Uday Sankar was born in Village- Nasarpur under Birno Thana.He spent his childhood in this district and received the training in dances locally.. Then ,he acquired  the fame at National and International level. His wife Amala Shankar is also a famous classical dancer.

Pt. Ravi Shankar- Pt. Ravi Shankar is younger brother of Pt. Uday Shankar and is world  famous Sitar player.At the moment he is settled in the USA and has opened various centers of excellence in instrumental music.He also  belong to this district.

Satara Devi- She earned name and fame in the field  of Classical Dancing .She  is also belong to Ghazipur city.

Nazir Hussain- He was concerned with the Indian film and multimedia.He was born in  Usian village near Dildarnagar , famous character hero at his  time. He was earlier associated with the Azad Hind Fauz set up by Subhas Chandra Bose. He established the "Kamsaar Film" , under the banner of which many hit films in Bhojpuri were produced. He always gave priority to Bhojpuri culture of the district in his film.His nephew Mr. Tahir Hussain is at moment noted film Director and Producer.

In addition to the above there are many luminaries who have distinguished themselves in various fields ranging from Arts to Culture.To give a few names ,prominants are Yunus Parvez of Mahendra( Dildarnagar), and Mr. Anjan Srivastava is also associated with various feature films and TV serials.He acted as Mister Wagle in Wagle ki dunia.Surendra Pal Singh of Saidpur tehsil has acted as Dronacharya in epic serial Mahabharat.



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