Heeralal Rampartap is an Indo-Trinidadian entertainer, his experience and contribution to the culture of Trinidad and Tobago spans a period of over 50 years. He has toured all over the world spreading our local music and has repeatedly produced hits and has won numerous awards both locally and internationally. He is a three-time International Chutney Soca Monarch (1997, 2003 & 2005) and the National Chutney Monarch of 2002 and 2003. He has also taken first place in the Indian Cultural Pageant for three consecutive years and won the first Tuco Chutney Monarch in 2005 followed by three further wins in 2006, 2007 and 2008. He received the National Humming Bird Silver Medal for Culture in Trinidad and Tobago in 2005.
Rampartap has produced hits such as ‘Chutney Posse’, ‘Basmatee’, ‘Balamawa Re’, ‘Reviver’, ‘Run for meh life’, ‘Dai meh family’, ‘I’m a Trini’ and several others. He has done several social commentaries which have been well received. In his 2005 hit “Treat Your Woman Nice”, he gives advice to men on balancing gender roles and treating women with respect. Rampartap also performs religious songs and produced a bhajan album with his band, Shakti and ‘D Mash Up Crew’.
D Hero, as Rampartap is sometimes known, has a wife, son, and daughter. His daughter Shakti has written most of his winning compositions, the others being written by his wife. In 2007 Rampartap was a part of a team accompanying Trinidad and Tobago’s Minister of Trade on a Trade Mission tour. He was overwhelmed with the response he received in India, China and Korea. Rampartap worked in the Ministry of Health – Insect Vector Control Division from 1981 – 2016. Rampartap was appointed as a Board of Director at CreativeTT in 2016. Rampartap is involved in charity work and has created ‘Hero’s Outreach’ which is a programme dedicated to helping families in need and rescuing and fostering stray animals. He is dedicated and continues to promote the culture of Trinidad Tobago up to this day.