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News |  01 Mar 2016 19:12 |  By RnMTeam

13 facts about Papon you didn't know

MUMBAI: You thought you knew all about the 'Moh Moh Ke Dhage' singer, did you? Here are some nuggets that might just surprise you! brings out some lesser known facets of the well-known vocalist. For a start, do you know Papon's real name?

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1.    Papon’s good name is Angaraag Mahanta, but he is famous by his nickname only.

2.    He is the founder and lead singer of the folk-fusion band called ‘Papon and The East India Company.’

3.    Papon is a trained Indian classical, devotional (Borgeet) and folk music singer, who got his initial training from his father late Khagen Mahanta (Assamese folk singer) and mother Archana Mahanta.

4.    He spent most of his childhood in Assam and he was introduced to Indian classical music and several instruments such as khol, tabla, guitar, and harmonium early on in his childhood.

5.    Papon released his first Hindi album in 2012 ‘The Story So Far’ and first album ‘Jonaaki Raati' in Assamese in 2004.

6.    He won the GIMA award for his first album ‘The Story So Far’ in 2012, and for the best pop album of the year in 2015.

7.    Papon’s first Bollywood number is ‘Sajna Baware’ from the movie ‘Let's Enjoy'.

8.    Instead of going out in daylight, Papon goes out only in the night!  

9.    The singer, known popularly as Papon, aspired to be an architect before realising music was his thing.

10. Papon’s fans call themselves ‘Paponists’ have opened NGOs by the same name.

11. Papon made his acting debut with Assamese film Rodor Sithi, directed by acclaimed theatre artiste Baharul Islam.

12. Papon the singer is all set to make Bollywood debut with Nagesh Kukunoor in his next directorial venture.

13. Papon is the only artist to have been a part of all three seasons of Coke Studio MTV.