You probably have seen the video of the extremely talented girl who was singing the Bollywood song ‘Sun Raha Hai Na’ (Aashiqui 2; 2013). In case you haven’t, here you go.
This beautifully talented girl is Tumpa Kumari. She is 16 years old and a visually impaired orphan from Ranchi, Jharkhand. This video of hers had gone viral and undoubtedly, was appreciated by all. Not only did it earn her a few lakh hits, but it also got her a professional training from one of the top musicians in India, Hariharan.
Hindustan Times reported that everything started when Hariharan’s friend saw the video and asked him to watch it as well. He was very impressed with her singing and that was when he decided to train her. He managed to trace her, and asked her if she was interested. He says,
Tumpa’s voice has a unique quality, which demands attention. It will compel you to listen to her. All one needs to do is train her in the technical aspects of singing.
It gives me immense satisfaction to be part of her journey.
Tumpa lost both her parents at an early age. She has been living with her relatives since then. She has two sisters, one of whom, Meenu, has been working since the age of 14 to support the other siblings. Her training has now commenced in Mumbai. She says,
I started singing on the streets at the age of five, to earn money. Thanks to the help I am getting, I am actually daring to dream now. I want to become a good singer, and, if possible, through the earnings, I want to support my sisters.
We are proud of you, girl. It will be amazing to see her succeed and reach new heights. As for Hariharan and Sanjeev Kapoor, no words of praise can do justice to their kind act.
News information sourced from Hindustan Times