Gujarat has a gem known by the name of Parag Chariya. He has been investing and contributing his time for the benefit of his country by taking the initiative to raise awareness on the existence of folk music. He has produced multiple videos under his studio named Studio Shri Shakti to help inspire youngsters to keep the flavor of music alive.
Hemant Joshi the half-blood prince of Africa and the dandiya king of Gujarat has always found Parag as a support system throughout his journey in the industry.
Hemant talks about Parag mentioning, “We get to meet everyone as an artist in life but among the many people we meet, there is always someone who takes a permanent place in the corner of our heart and becomes like a family member. Paragbhai is that person for me. I am the son of Saurashtra, so, naturally, Kathiawadi folk music is running in my veins. Paragbhai advised me to sing in North Gujarat and I accepted his advice and this gave me a lot of recognition. Paragbhai also gave the advice to try my hands in the field of acting along with singing. He always advised me to keep myself healthy to be able to work as an actor.”
He also mentions gladly, ‘Paragbhaj helped me to record my video song “Naad Taandav” by Ravana, “Kem Bani Gaya Cho Bijana ” and then released Saurashtra’s Khamirwanti song “Sorathni Amirat.” Due to the untiring efforts of Paragbhai Chariya who has always given me the same status as his brother, I am in such a great position today. If there is anyone in North Gujarat who gives tremendous identity to deserving artists, it is Paragbhai. Nobody can replace the man he is and the amount of hard work he puts towards an artist.’