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Parag Chariya, gives true inspiration and major career goals to all young musicians

Indian Music is rich in variety and vast in genre. From classical Indian music to bollywood numbers, every genre reminds people of the flavor of India. Indian musicians have already marked their names across the globe. Parag Chariya is one such huge music fan of India who believes in preserving regional music and promotes local musicians around the world. He left his government job to become a producer and introduce new artists in his state. Parag has supported many young musicians to engrave their names in the folk music genre in Gujarat.

Parag Chariya has finished his B.Sc.B.Ed; however, always was inclined towards contributing his share in the music industry. He opened his studio named Studio Shri Shakti to promote folk music and singers across Gujarat. From producing videos to directing them, he has launched multiple folk singers. Performers including Jignesh Kaviraj, Rakesh Barot, Sairam Dave, Alpa Patel, Shital Thakor, Bhoomi Panchal, Nitin Barot, Hemant Joshi, Vijay Vaja and Kavita Mandera amongst many others have worked with him. He has supported these artists to grow their presence in the folk music culture. Parag has been organizing shows for many artists on Navratri.

Talking about his life, Parag says, ‘My birth, childhood and upbringing was all in a farming family. As a child, I was passionate about education as well as music. I have been listening to Gujarati folk music since childhood and I had many other unique hobbies. My father was a teacher in a government secondary school and hence he insisted me to focus on my further studies. But my life was connected with music so I left my government job and went ahead in music and started my career as a producer. Fortunately, by the grace of God I achieved success and love from people.’