Babu Kishan gave Bob Dylan the name 'Western Baul'
Babu Kishan released all Bob Dylans records in India.
No one in India would know who or what Bob Dylan music was without Babu Kishan. RV Pandit 'Chairman of CBS India' which was later sold to Sony, asked Babu Kishan, 'why are you always promoting this guy Bob Dylan?" Babu has always been enthralled with Bob Dylan poetic songs since he came to know his father was on the cover of Bob Dylans album, "John Wesley Harding" 1967.
Babu Kishan was always inspired by Bob Dylan and he knew him personally and became friends with him.
When Babu Kishan worked at CBS India he had tried to bring Bob Dylan to India, he could not get sponsorship or enough interest. Babu Kishan was influenced by his poetry and music.
Bob Dylan had a regular connection through 'Al Aronowitz' who was the 'Father Rock Journalism in America' Aronowiz introduced 'Bob Dylan to Allen Ginsberg' & 'The Beatles when Bob Dylan'.
Al Aronowitz of the Blacklisted Journalist, was a very dear friend of Babu Kishan's and they would talk daily for years and years. Al in New York & Babu Kishan in Bombay & Babu would visit once a year in New York along with Allen Ginsberg.
Rama Bali (scarf) that Laxshman Das Baul gave Bob Dylan in 1967.
Most people in Bengal are talking and acting like they have had association with Bob Dylan, they have not. Bob Dylan is a personal friend of Babu Kishan's aka Krishnendu Das the eldest son of Purna Das Baul. His dad Purna Das Baul and uncle Laxshma Das Baul first met Bob Dylan in 1967 but they did not continue a relationship with Bob Dylan. As you can see by the they were on the Dylans album "John Wesley Harding'. It was Babu who found the album and showed his Dad, most people think Purna Das Baul had an ongoing personal relationship with Bob Dylan he did not. It was Babu Kishan who had an ongoing relationship.
Babu Kishan connected with Bob Dylan 18 years after 1967 and every time Babu would see Bob Dylan he would ask how is Laxshman Das Baul because it was Laxhsman who Dylan related to?
Bob Dylan is only connected to Bengal through Babu's Dad and the late Laxshman Das Baul first in 1967 then after 18 years through Babu Kishan.
Babu Kishan aka Krishnendu Das is the first and only person who wrote articles about Bob Dylan through Bengali newspapers.
Bob Dylan has never been to India as told by Babu's youngest brother who lied and has ruined Purna Das Bauls name by dragging him on NDTV in his 80's and making up lies that Dylan came secretly for an hour to his wedding in 1990? This is 100% not possible because Dylan was in Brazil South America at that time.
Dylan was 100% NOT in India in 1990
Babu is the one who introduced Bob Dylan to Bengal and India through his writing of stories, now we are seeing other musicians, Bauls and poets making up stories without any connection to Bob Dylan.
You will see may writers randomly connecting Bob Dylan and Allen Ginsberg to Bengal without any knowledge of the real stories. They just randomly, without doing research will connect Dylan and Ginsberg to random Bauls and God knows what else? Journalism is about Research and it seems Fake NEWS wins today.
On Bob Dylans web site - Under 'Bauls of Bengal' and a story of how The Bauls ended up on the cover of the album "John Westley Harding" you will see only Babu Kishan's name listed on Bob Dylan's web site.
Babu Kishan arranged with Bob Dylan to be on Dylan's East West Tour of America, in 1985. Babu Kishan performed at approximately 40 concerts with Bob Dylan. His father and mother performed in about ten of those concerts. It was only Babu Kishan who arranged the tour and kept up a friendship with Bob Dylan & The Band. Babu is the one who reconnected his dad with Bob Dylan after 18 years and arranged the recording an album with (Garth Hudson) in Woodstock.
Recently Babu talked to Jacob Dylan (Bob's) son who confirmed with Babu that his DAD Bob Dylan has never been to India.
Go to 'Bauls of Bengal', On Dylan's Web Site -
at the Botton of the page there are two links for Babu Kishan,
Grossman was the Manager of Bob Dylan