He has an amazing voice, but for years it languished. Thankfully, Uttar Pradesh’s Kaushal Nishad is slowly but surely getting his due. The youth, who spent dreamless nights, wondered whether singing could solve it–much to the annoyance of his sleepy neighbours. Well, it is that singing that has fulfilled his life’s important aspiration-he has now become a YouTube sensation, with around 5 lakh viewers, reports The Times of India.
Not bad for a 22-year old Class VII dropout, who sells eggs for a living. Kaushal runs his business off a small cart in the middle of the road, and shot to fame after his brother, Anil Nishad, a Class XII student, uploaded videos of his songs in February this year, earning him a large fan base which calls him the ‘poor man’s Mohammed Rafi’.
Incidentally, it was the songs of Rafi and Sanu, which inspired Kaushal. He jokingly told the publication how his egg business grew because of his growing popularity. Kaushal is now a popular performer and has lent his voice to local events including weddings and jagrans.
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By his own admission, Kaushal struggled the fair bit.He would wash dishes at a small hotel for Rs 20 a day. Now, thanks to internet exposure, he even has a channel called ‘Nishad Music Bhojpuri’ today. He thanks God for his new-found success.
Every day, Kaushal earns Rs 300-Rs 600 selling eggs, and any time he sings at an event, he brings in Rs 1,000-Rs 2,000.
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For the tech-savvy younger brother, Anil, broadcasting Kaushal’s talent is a way of thanking him for buying him a second-hand Android phone. With the power of the internet, Anil went about making his brother famous. Thanks to his efforts, they receive calls from different parts of the country and abroad, for Kaushal’s amazing voice.
(Edited by Shruti Singhal)