Guwahati: The Pratima Barua Pandey Memorial Award instituted by All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) today has conferred the Pratima Baruah Pandey award, 2021 to noted folk artist and Bihu Samrat Khagen Gogoi.
AASU conferred the award every year on the death anniversary of the Goalpariya folk legend Pratima Baruah Pandey.
The Padmashre Pratima Baruah Pandey memorial award ceremony was held at Chandmari. The award consists of a citation, a Gamocha, one Xorai and a cash of Rs. 25,000.
Popular folk singer Khagen Gogoi has many hit songs. He shared with the state’s singing sensation and icon Zubeen Garg on many occasions.
Gogoi also appeared on famous MTV’s famous show Coke Studios alongside Shankar Mahadevan.