Bhuban Badyakar, singer of “Kacha Badam”, injured in a car accident
Social media sensation Bhuban Badyakar who rose to fame with his song “Kacha Badam” was in a car accident on Monday. Media reports suggest he was rushed to a specialist hospital in Suri after sustaining a chest injury while learning to drive his newly purchased car.
The peanut seller from Kuraljuri village in Birbhum district of West Bengal became an internet sensation overnight after his song Kacha Badam went viral.
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A YouTube channel called “Ektara” captured a video of him singing the song “Kacha Badam” while selling peanuts. The song synthesizes the tunes of Baul. His song was later remixed and uploaded to YouTube, which has over 50 million views.
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Dressed in a glitzy jacket and a new rockstar avatar, Bhuban was last seen performing live at Kolkata’s Someplace Else pub in Park Street. In the original video, Badyakar can be seen selling peanuts in exchange for small trinkets and broken household items.
He was also seen dancing to his own song in an Instagram reel uploaded by actor Neel Bhattacharya. Soon after, it became a viral trend on various social media platforms. From a Korean mother-daughter duo to internet sensation Kili Paul, everyone was seen rocking to the beat of Badyakar’s song. It also became the top trending song of 2021.
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