Assam CM extends birthday greetings to Papon


Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday extended birthday wishes to popular Bollywood and Assamese playback singer Papon  on his 46th birth anniversary. 

Taking to his Twitter, “Warm greetings on your birthday, Papon. May Maa Kamakhya and Mahapurush Srimanta Sankardeva bless you with good health, and may your soul touching numbers continue to win hearts across India and beyond. @paponmusic.”

 Wishes from fans and well-wishers have been pouring in for the popular singer.

Born on November 24 in 1975 to Assam’s legendary singer-couple Khagen Mahanta and Archana Mahanta, Angaraag Papon Mahanta has created a niche for himself in the Bollywood with his soulful voice. Papon has many popular numbers including Assamese and Hindi to his credit.

He is the lead singer and leader of the band ‘The East India Company.’ Papon has learned to play various instruments and can sing in different genres.

Papon started his music career in 1988 at the age of 13 with an Assamese track, “Gaantu je gaai asila” from the album “Aamiu Gao Gaan”. The song was a duet with Dr Lima Das.

Papon made his debut in Bollywood in 2004 with the song ‘Sajana Bawre’ for the film Let’s Enjoy. But he got his due recognition in 2011 for singing “Jiyein Kyun” for the film Dum Maaro Dum.

Since then he has made a huge fan following of him and has given many hits songs which will be remembered by the fans for many time.