TANGLA: One of the largest cultural extravaganza of Assam the ‘Kalaguru Sangeet Mahotsav’ 2020 will be hosted in Tangla HS playground in Tangla town of Udalguri district on January 30 and 31 next as announced by popular singer Zubeen Garg at an anti-CAA protest rally organized by All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and the Artiste fraternity of Assam in Tangla Higher Secondary school playground in Tangla town of Udalguri district on Thursday. National School of Drama (NSD) graduate and actor Pabitra Rabha who is a close associate of Zubeen Garg said, “Every year this music festival is hosted by Zubeen Garg on his personal front and this time Tangla-the business and educational township of Udalguri district which is teeming with culture-loving populace, will host it to pay homage to the legendary personality, Kalaguru Bishnu Prasad Rabha. Though the programme schedule is yet to be prepared we have chalked out plans for holding seminars on the life and history of ‘Kalaguru’ and other legendary singers of Assam along with efforts for the preservation of their rich heritage and carrying forward their legacy to the young generation”
The two-day long extravaganza Kalaguru Sangeet Mahotsav will also include exhibitions, musical nights and folk teams representing diverse ethnic communities of North-East are also likely to perform in the event.
A statue of Kalaguru Bishnu Prasad Rabha is also likely to be erected in Tangla town during the event. Bishnu Prasad Rabha was a pioneer of Assamese music and art. A legendary Assamese poet, music composer and writer and a doyen of art he is revered by the people as ‘Kalaguru’