Born in 1970, Babu Fakir was inspired by his father and went on to learn Fakiri and Bangla Qawwali songs in his early years. He came in touch with banglanatak dot com in 2004, was subsequently trained in Bangla Qawwali, and went on to perform in different cities of the country and abroad, including in Paris, the UK, Switzerland and Japan. He specializes in the songs of Lalan Fakir, Duddu Shah, Panju Shah as well as Kirtan (a devotional music genre). He also trains young artists. His songs also feature in many other music albums, including ‘Nadia’, ‘Gorbhangar Gaan’, ‘Bangla Qawwali’ and ‘Compilation of Baul songs’.

This research project, Heritage Sensitive Intellectual Property and Marketing strategies: India (HIPAMS - INDIA), is funded by the British Academy's Sustainable Development Programme, supported under the UK Government's Global Challenges Research Fund 2018-2021.