Khagen Mahanta – Bihu Samrat of Assam

Populrly generally known as Bihu Samrat of Assam (King of Assamese Bihu Songs) Khagen Mahanta the notable individual in assamese people music was born in 17 August 1942 in Aamtala Gajala Satra (Satras are Mahapuruxiya monasteries established by the nice Bhakti Saints Mahapurusha Srimanta) near Jajari Borguri, Nagaon district of Assam. His father was Harendranath Mahanta and mom Lakshmipriya Devi.

Khagen Mahanta - Bihu Samrat of Assam
Khagen Mahanta – Bihu Samrat of Assam

Khagen Mahanta took to the fascinating world of music at an early stage on the age of solely fifteen. His Bihu songs, Borgeet and different people songs are ever inexperienced to the assamese society. He was most interested by assamese folks music from his childhood. He construct his profession in assamesefolk music and served its trigger steadfastly all through his life. At the age of 15 he began performing within the music live shows in Shillong the undivided capital of Assam.

In 1957 Khagen Mahanta handed matriculation from Nagaon authorities high school and joined St. Edmund’s school in Shillong. In 1959 he gained the Gold Medel in Inter-University youth pageant in Khul Playing (A two-sided drum) competitors. The drum is performed with palms and fingers of each palms. Same 12 months he handed his I.A. and joind Nagaon faculty. In 1962 he accomplished his commencement and joined Guwahati University in english division and later joined historical past division. In between he desires to dedicate himself in the direction of music and as a consequence of this he couldnot full his commencement. He acquired the oppurtunity of singing in Delhi Doordarshan in 1959, throughout the inaugural yr of the channel’s launch, together with his programme a lot appreciated by viewers. During language motion 1960 in Assam beneath the management of Bishnuprasad Rabha, Hemanga Biswas, Jugal Das, Khagen Mahanta was a member of Harmony group whose foremost motive was to popularized human values along with his melodious voice and compositions.

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In 1961 his first gramophone recorded tune was broadcast from Guwahati All India radio heart. In the identical year he additionally participated within the “World Peace” festival in Calcutta. In 1965 he went to Nepal in a cultural alternate program. In 1973 he married Assamese folks singer cum actress Archana Mahanta. Mahanta alongside together with his spouse was nicely-identified for popularising Bihu songs on stage throughout the state and outdoors. Besides Bihu songs, he additionally essayed into conventional genres of Assamese music together with Borgeet and people music of various communities of the area.

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