Popular Assam singer Angarag 'Papon' Mahanta turned 45 today
Popularly known as Papon, Angarag woke up to a barrage of birthday wishes.
Guwahati: Popular singer Papon, celebrated his 45th birthday today. The singer from Assam who is now settled in Mumbai, has been bombarded with birthday wishes from his fans and well-wishers from all over.
He took to his Twitter account and posted:
"Woke up to so many birthday wishes that I couldn't possibly reply to all. Thank you all for all the love and blessings you have sent me. Grateful and happy".
Papon's initial training was in Indian classical devotional (Borgeet) and folk music.
He is a versatile musician whose popular genres are ambient electronic, acoustic folk and new-age Indian classical music. His renditions have also been identified to have traces of pentatonic Mongoloid notes, local river influences and ghazals.
His first album, Junaki Raati, was released in 2004 followed by, Sinaaki Osinaaki, in 2009.
He had also formed an electronic folk-fusion band called Papon and The East India Company.
He appeared in Coke Studio at MTV and performed the popular Pak Pak Bihu song which was produced by Leslie Lewis and in the second season, Papon produced his own track, "Tokari".
When Papon returned to Coke Studio MTv again, he produced his own episodes for the show. He was involved in all three seasons of the show and the only musician from Assam to have touched such heights of success.
In August 2016, Red Bull had released "Hometown Heroes", a seven-part documentary web series that revisited Papon's journey from being a youth to a rising star.
Born on November 24 in 1975 to Assam's legendary singers Khagen Mahanta and Archana Mahanta, Angarag 'Papon' Mahanta has created a niche for himself in the Bollywood music industry.
Papon has many popular numbers in Assamese and Hindi to his credit:
Moh Moh Ke Dhaage
Phagunaare Posuwa Baa