Guitarist from Jammu shows the bad side of National Talent reality shows
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Having his ancestral roots in Vishakhapatnam, 26-year-old Dasmeer Singh was born and brought up in Jammu. Living in the Railway Colony of the city, Dasmeer is the son of a Railway employee who left studies when his father got ill. He has two younger sisters and an elder brother, but lives alone in the Railway Colony. The rest of the family lives in his ancestral village.
Being the devoted son that he is, he took care of his father while he was in hospital. This was a really crucial time for Dasmeer, it was then that he moved away from the core studies and came closer to his adolescence passion.
A dedicated dreamer since childhood, he always believed in dreaming and pursuing his dreams. He did some backbreaking work in order to learn music.
Started as a road-side painter, he would gloss up Airtel and other Telecom company logos on side walls. The money he would make was partly used for his music studies and partly for his daily needs. He took music lessons from Bandstand in Mumbai and also got help locally from his Ustaad Vikas Gabba. He lived in Mumbai for almost eight years and would frequently visit Jammu, around three trips a month, to see his ustaad for further help. Dasmeer can now play a variety of genres.
Interestingly, Dasmeer gave a few auditions while he was in Mumbai. He appeared for the India’s Got Talent, Voice of India and Sa Re Ga Ma Pa- the music show. Everything went well except, after he was short-listed the show owners demanded lump sum money in order for him to go through the next level. Not having enough money, all his hopes were ruined and he was denied entry.
Currently, he is doing a government job in the Railway Department but has still not given up on his dream. He works from 10 to 4 during the day and the rest of the day devotes towards his music practice. He has also performed with the Nirvana Academy, Strings and in the University in Jammu and hopes of making it big one day, real soon.
He strongly believes that nothing worth having comes easy.