Babu Fakir is a versatile Bangla Qawwali, Kirtan and Baul Fakiri singer. He also imparts musical training to the youth from his area. Other than performing in several parts of West Bengal and India, he has travelled extensively to international locations, taking his music to such locations. The foreign venues, festivals and events he has performed at include Tagore Society-London, Milap Fest-Liverpool 2010, London Anando Utsav 2010, Barbican Festival London 2011, The Cité de la Musique, Paris 2011, Ethnomusicology Workshops, Geneva, Switzerland 2011, Damascus Festival of Spiritual and Religious Music – Damascus, Syria, 2012, Germany – ITB Berlin March 2013, Copenhagen World Music Festival Aug 2017.
Babu Fakir was a part of the Baul Fakiri team at the Damascus Festival of Spiritual & Religious Music, Syria in 2012. The team also contained legendary Baul Fakiri musician from Gorbhanga, Nadia, Khaibar Fakir, Baulani (woman Baul) Subhadra Sharma et al. Bauls from Bengal had mesmerized the audience with their performance there.
Babu Fakir, along with Baul Fakiri musicians Arjun Khyapa and Mohan Tanti, had regaled the visitors to ITB, Berlin, Germany, in 2013. The Baul musicians, along with some Chau and Patachitra artists from West Bengal, through their music and art, had presented these intangible cultural heritages to humanity – thereby making a case for tourism and cultural development in Bengal.
Babu Fakir, along with Baul musicians Gopi Khyapa, Mohan Tanti (flute) and Rana Mondal (percussion) represented India in the Copenhagen World Music Festival was held between 7 and 9 September 2017. The focus was on Europe’s diversity and cultural exchange and the guests included teams from India, Russia, the Baltics, China, Cuba, Brazil and Morocco. These artists took the audience on a journey through Bengal’s musical diversity and the richness of its cultural heritage, pivoting around the music of the Baul-Fakirs.