*Baba was born Harjeet Singh Sehgal in Lucknow. While his songs today seem like they were crafted for the intellectually challenged, he is actually a dropout of BITS, Pilani. While he claims it was due to excessive ragging, we suspect some of his rapping might have led to the incident. Baba broke into the Indipop scene, in 1990. In fact, he was the first Indian artist to have his song play on MTV Asia. His albums, bizarrely titled Dilruba and Main Bhi Madonna won him some eyeballs, even if it was people rubbing their eyes in disbelief. This was also the time when he was accused of lifting a song by the English band Queen (Ice Ice Baby), which Baba made into Thanda Thanda Pani. When he was quizzed by the media, his response was legendary. He said, ‘Freddie Mercury is originally from India. I am from India. So, well’. Baba Sehgal went on to become a household name (in the households where children were allowed to listen to his songs, that is!). But unfortunately, in the late 90s, Indipop as a genre sank. Baba Sehgal vanished… …only to appear in South Indian movies. He has sung a number of hits in Telugu and Tamil cinema, consistently ranking as the singer of some of the biggest hits every year. Since then, Baba Sehgal has been doing random stuff. He sometimes hosts a TV gossip show on Zoom TV. He also appeared on the Bigg Boss show, where he did nothing remarkable – he just moped about and created one brain-shattering rap song a day. Somehow, Baba Sehgal seemed to have lost the pulse of the people. Rapping became mainstream with the entry of Honey Singh and his bhailog. Baba Sehgal was relegated to the south of India, coming up with songs and appearing at audio launches. His albums, which continue to push the boundaries of what can be considered bizarre, still have weird names. Like Ek Pal With An Animal, Mere Paas Hai Mutual Fund, and Going to the Gym. Humanity in general, and India in particular, seemed to have lost out on the genius of the man. But how long can you bury a true genius? Not too long!