Zubeen Garg to Launch Music Channel in Assam on November 18
Zubeen Garg declared in Nalbari on Friday that his music channel would premiere on November 18, his birthday.
GUWAHATI: Zubeen Garg announced in Nalbari on Friday that his music channel would premiere on November 18, his birthday.
Zubeen Garg is a singer, composer, lyricist, music producer, actor, film director, film producer, scriptwriter, and philanthropist from India. He mostly works and sings in the Assamese, Bengali, and Hindi film and music industries, although he has also sung in Bishnupriya Manipuri, Boro, English, Goalpariya, Kannada, Karbi, Khasi, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Odia, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, and Tiwa. He is also a multi-instrumentalist who plays the dhol, dotara, drums, guitar, harmonica, harmonium, mandolin, piano, tabla, and numerous percussion instruments, among others. He is the highest-paid vocalist in Assam.
Mohini Borthakur and Ily Borthakur raised Garg in Tura, Meghalaya. He was given the name Zubin Mehta in honour of the composer Zubin Mehta. Under the pen name Kapil Thakur, his father Mohini Borthakur is a songwriter and poet. Garg started a Bachelor of Science degree but stopped it to focus on his singing profession.
Jonkey Borthakur, Garg's younger sister, was an actress and singer who died in a car accident in Sonitpur district in February 2002 while on her way to perform a stage play with her co-artists. In 2002, he released two albums in honour of Jonkey Borthakur: Akou Hiyamon and Xixhu.
On February 4, 2002, Garg married Garima Saikia, a fashion designer from Golaghat, Assam.
He made his major break in Bollywood with the song "Ya Ali" from the film Gangster. The film, as well as the song, was one of the year's biggest hits. In 2006, the song earned him the title of best playback vocalist at the Global Indian Film Awards. His next Hindi album, Zindagi, was released in 2007 and received a lot of positive feedback. His career includes songs in a number of Indian languages.