Kangal Khyapa, born in Joydev near Santiniketan in Birbhum district, is probably one of the finest Dotara players of India. Kangal started playing musical instruments at the age of seven. His inspiration and guide was his father, eminent Baul singer Lt.Tarak Khyapa. Kangal is also a Baul singer having high competence in playing other folk instruments, such as Khamak, Ektara, Dugi, Tabla, Khol, etc. He has performed in many places across India, including Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Pune,Assam, Tatanagar and Siliguri. He performed at the Sur Jahan World Peace Music Festival in Kolkata and Goa and also in different music festivals in Sweden Hungary and London.
Young artist Tanmoy Das (Kangal) had participated in the Urkult festival at Sweden, held in between the 1 - 3 August, 2019. He was a part of the Bengal ensemble which also had other Baul musicians – viz. his brother Tapan Kumar Das (Sadhu) and flautist Mohan Tanti. Led by urban folksingers Debalina Bhowmik and Dipannita Acharya, they had regaled the audience with folk and Baul based music from Bengal.
Kangal Khyapa had participated in the Urkult Festival, Sweden held between the 2 - 4 August, 2018. Even there, he was accompanied by Baul artists, viz., Sadhu and percussionist Khokan Das, along with urban folksinger Debalina Bhowmik. The team was led by urban folksinger Dipannita Acharya. The performance by the team was broadcast live by the Swedish national radio.