Khagen Mahanta

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Khagen Mahanta
Khagen, Archana & Hiren.jpg
Khagen Mahanta, Archana Mahanta & Hiren Bhattacharyya, 2012
Background information
Born(1941-08-17)17 August 1941
Nagaon, Assam, India
Died12 June 2014(2014-06-12) (aged 72)
Guwahati, Assam[1]
Years active1942–2014

Khagen Mahanta (Assamese: খগেন মহন্ত) (17 August 1941 – 12 June 2014) was folk and traditional musician. Mahanta was known as the "King of Bihu". His Bihu songs, Borgeet and other folk songs helped shaped the form of his society. The artist along with his wife Archana Mahanta and son Angaraag Mahanta represent one of the most influential families in Assamese music.

He died on 12 June 2014 from heart disease, aged 72.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Legendary Assamese Singer Khagen Mahanta dies at 72". Times of Assam. June 13, 2014. Retrieved June 13, 2014.