Kamala Jharia was born in Jharia, Bihar in the year 1906. Her father was Jagannath Singha. And so her real surname was “Singha”. Renowned singer K. Mallick went to sing in the court of the king of Jharia. There he discovered immense talent and potential in a teen aged girl Kamala Singha. Mallick advised Kamala to go to Culcutta and contact his master’s voice company. HMV company found they did not know the title of the singer. Kazi Nazrul Islam was the advisor to the company. Kazi Nazrul and Tulsi Lahiri solved the problem of the title. As she was from Jharia, they suggested the name should be Kamala Jharia. Since then Kamala was known by the title only.
Kamala could not continue her study for long due to her attraction towards singing. She took lesson from classical ...» read full biography