Bhuban Badyakar became a sensation in 2021 with his song Kacha Badam. Belonging from West Bengal he use to sell nuts and other things while singing Kacha Badam. Just a video uploaded by someone made him a star overnight. His song was made into a music video and then also collaborated with Badshah.
Today, however, Bhuban is struggling to make ends meet. According to the India Times report, he spoke to Aaj Tak Bangla and said that many months have passed since he left his village. “I live in a rented house in Dubrajpur. A lot of money is spent on rent every month. While the income does not come from anywhere.”I don’t know how long this work can go on.” He had a new house built in the village. But he can’t live in this house. But now I’m away from home because of this song,” added Bhuban.
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Bhuban even revealed that he can’t even sing his song or upload it online. Bhuban claimed he was misled by a company. Currently, Badyakar survives with odd jobs and earns a few thousand rupees a month. Bhuban revealed, “I don’t know how many days this will take,” choking on the conversation.
Badyakar added that he was misled by a Birbhum-based company and its owner on behalf of the Indian Performing Right Society Limited (IPRS). According to the report, he was paid Rs 3 lakhs for allegedly sharing his song on YouTube. Little did Badyakar sign to a newspaper that was selling his copyright. “I have no education and I can’t even read English. Now they tell me they bought my song. I can’t even reach them by phone now.”Due to copyright infringement, can’t sing or upload any song online.