Baba Harballabh

Swami Harballabh was a Hindustani classical vocalist and a saint.[1] In 1875, he established the first Hindustani classical music festival in the world, known as Harballabh Sangeet Sammelan.[2]

He was born to an affluent family at a village in Bajwara. He was a student of Swami Tulja Gir, who encouraged him to practice art and music. The place where Swami Hariballabh used to sing became a mecca for musicians and players of classical music.[2]


  1. ^ "Shri Baba Harballabh Sangeet Mahasabha". Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Harivallabh". Archived from the original on 28 March 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2013.