Kalahandi district's Duleshwar Tandi has earned himself a new name in town - Rapper Dule Rocker | Image credit: Twitter/PARI/Screenshot

Kalahandi district’s Duleshwar Tandi has earned himself a brand new identify on the town – Rapper Dule Rocker | Picture credit score: Twitter/PARI/Screenshot

27-year-old Kalahandi district resident Duleshwar Tandi aka Rapper Dule Rocker raps concerning the hardships confronted by migrant labourers in the course of the coronavirus lockdown.

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  • Final Up to date: August 3, 2020, 4:16 PM IST

A Dalit migrant employee from Odisha has been going viral on social media for his highly effective rap songs in Hindi, English and Kosli highlighting the plight of migrants amid lockdown.

27-year-old Kalahandi district resident Duleshwar Tandi has grow to be widespread as Rapper Dule Rocker for his songs on the hardships confronted by migrant labourers in the course of the coronavirus lockdown.

A migrant employee himself, Duleshwar isn’t just a rapper however a tuition instructor, based on the Individuals Archive of rural India. As per a report in The Hindustan Instances, the younger man moved to Raipur in 2013 after graduating with a BSc diploma. In Raipur, he earned his residing wiping tables and cleansing dishes at a lodge. That was till the coronavirus pandemic struck.

“Authorities, reply this!Oh authorities!Reply this!”In Kalahandi district,Duleshwar Tandi – Rapper Dule Rocker’– a tuition instructor,development employee and occasional migrant, expresses anguish on the plight of migrants within the lockdown, by this track. https://t.co/TBI9NSlSon pic.twitter.com/YGObM61KoX

— The Individuals’s Archive of Rural India (@PARInetwork) July 4, 2020

Duleshwar returned to his village Borda on March 23, a day earlier than a nationwide lockdown was carried out by the federal government. It was solely after he noticed photos and movies and skim stories of penniless migrants strolling house on barefoot for a whole lot of miles that the craze inside him stirred.

Duleshwar, who belongs to a scheduled caste, first revealed a rap track titled ‘Solar Sarkar, Sat Katha’ (Hear Authorities, True Truth) in Could. Within the track, he spoke concerning the stark actuality of migrant staff and requested robust questions from these in cost.

In one of many movies, Duleshwar rapped about how migrants had “exhausted all their financial savings and misplaced every part in a matter of days after the factories and development websites have been closed as a result of lockdown. They needed to stroll, some barefoot, with their youngsters on their again in summer time. The leaders have been solely giving them sermons as an alternative of serving to them,” India At present quoted the person as saying.

The report additionally cited that since his movies turned viral, Duleshwar’s state of affairs has improved and he has additionally obtained gives from the Odia movie trade. After simply 5 movies, his Youtube web page has over 23,000 subscribers.

Following his reputation on social media, many have drawn a parallel between Duleshwar and the protagonist of the 2019 Bollywood movie Gully Boy starring Ranveer Singh which depicted the story of an angsty rapper who rapped concerning the ills and arduous truths of society.

Duleshwar is the newest amongst many rappers belonging to oppressed or minority castes who’ve recetly made waves with their politically charged music. In 2018, a former JNU scholar Sumit Samos caught nationwide limelight after his songs highlighting caste oppression went viral.

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