Papon Honors Late Mother Archana Mahanta on Her Birth Anniversary with Heartfelt Instagram Tribute


In an emotional homage to his beloved mother on what would have been her 75th birthday, acclaimed singer and music composer Angaraag Mahanta, popularly known as Papon, shared his sentiments and memories on social media. Papon’s mother, Archana Mahanta, was an esteemed Assamese folk singer known for her melodious voice that contributed significantly to the traditional music culture of Assam.

On Monday, as he remembered the late Archana Mahanta, Papon wrote a poignant note on his Instagram account, saying, “Happy birthday Maa. Miss you so much. Keep singing, keep smiling wherever you are. Jote Asa bhaale thaka.” The post also featured a previously unseen photograph of the mother and son duo, capturing a candid moment of shared joy.

Papon, who is the progeny of two folk music legends, Khagen Mahanta and Archana Mahanta, has inherited his parents’ profound musical talents. His father, referred to as the ‘King of Bihu’, is revered for his traditional ‘Bihu’ songs and his contributions such as the celebrated ‘Borgeet’ have left an indelible mark on the cultural canvas of Assam. Together, Papon’s parents have frequently performed and partnered on various platforms, thereby elevating the status and visibility of Assamese folk music over the years.

In the years since his rise to prominence, Papon has not only carried forward the legacy of his parents but also has carved his niche in the music world. He is widely recognized for the soul-stirring track ‘Moh Moh Ke Dhaage’, among other works. His music has touched hearts and transcended regional barriers, bringing the Assamese folk flavor to a wider audience.

Honoring the musical heritage from his mother, Papon has composed music for one of her songs titled ‘Abujha Chakulo Na Dhakibi’. His endeavours to keep his mother’s art alive stand testament to the strong bond they shared and his commitment to preserving and promoting the richness of Assamese music.

The untimely demise of Archana Mahanta in August 2020 left a void in the Assamese folk music community and among her fans worldwide. Her enduring legacy continues through Papon, who embodies her musical spirit and dedication. This was aptly echoed by fellow singer Shaan, who, upon seeing Papon’s heartfelt Instagram post, commented, “Such a warm and welcoming voice…Maa is beautiful…and she lives in you brother.”

As Papon continues his journey through music, he has graced soundtracks of various films and has recently lent his voice for the song ‘Nazar Teri’ in the mystery thriller ‘Merry Christmas’, featuring prominent actors Katrina Kaif and Vijay Sethupathi. His versatility and passion for music ensure that with every project, he brings a piece of his heritage and his love for his mother’s memory to the fore.

This portrayal of his mother’s memory serves as a reminder not only of the poignant connection between a mother and her child but also highlights the importance of familial influences in shaping an artist’s life and career.

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