Artist Birtday : 24/03/1976 (Age 43)
Born In : Nagaon, Assam, India
Occupation(s) : Singer, Songwriter
Genres : Electronic fusion, Indian/ Assamese classical, Indian/ Assamese folk, acoustic folk, playback singing, jazz and ghazals.
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Artist Bio

Angarag Mahanta, known by his stagename Papon (24 March 1976), is an Indian playback singer, Singer-songwriter and record producer from Assam. He is the lead singer and founder of the folk-fusion band called Papon.

Early life

He was born to the Assamese folk singer couple Khagen Mahanta and Archana Mahanta. He spent most of his childhood in Assam and he was introduced to music early on in his childhood.


Papon’s initial training was in Indian Classical, devotional (Borgeet) and folk music. He learnt vocals primarily but also plays the khol, tabla, guitar, and harmonium. His music covers genres such as ambient electronic, acoustic folk and new-age Indian classical music and it has been identified as having traces of pentatonic Mongoloid notes, local river song influences and ghazals. Although his first language is Assamese he has also sung in Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil, Marathi, Mishing and Bengali.