If a glorious voice, a soothing throat and a strumming singing were sought ever, then none other than SumitraKamad could justify all the criterions. Yes, she is a cuckoo bird of Rajasthani Folk as well as Devotional Singing who has enchanting vocal qualities which give pleasure, full of astonishment. Sumitra belongs to Jaitaran, situated in Pali district which lies in Rajasthan, India. As it is said that a GURU (teacher) is must to learn difficult intricacies of classical as well as folk singing, Sumitra found the same within her father Sajjan Das. Sajjan Das is a versatile musician who played a significant role of a caring teacher to Sumitra. He presented sumitra a home-made Harmonium at the early age of eight and this was her first step in the vast world of music. He further taught her vocal music with intense care to make her perfect with all the aspects about.
During her teenage, Sumitra started singing in nearby villages for devotional Jagrans (full night devotional event). All over night singing of religious as well as spiritual songs, brought a unique sweetness to Sumitra’s voice thus she became renowned shortly. She started to perform at state (Rajasthan) level and thus secured a great respect among quality listeners.
Sumitra is now famous throughout Rajasthan and has been a jeweling part of many major events. She has been an integral part of all Jaipur Virasat foundation festivals since the year 2006. This includes their recent collaboration including Dharohar with whom she performed at RIFF, Jodhpur.
It’s the magic of Sumitra’s in-depth singing that one feels as if not Sumitra but the featured devotee in the song is singing herself, whether it’s MeeraBai or Radha. Sumitra is a pole star of Devotional singing who has made her own standards as a devotional singer. Not for this but also for the coming generations she is a bench mark to be followed.