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Zubeen Garg, Assam’s music icon will be celebrating his birthday on 18th November. He primarily sings in Assamese, Bengali, and Hindi, but he has also performed in Bishnupriya Manipuri, Boro, English, Goalpariya, Kannada, Karbi, Khasi, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Odia, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, and Tiwa. He is also an instrumentalist, playing dhol, drums, guitar, harmonium, mandolin, keyboard, tabla, and other percussion instruments.

Garg was born to Mohini and Ily Borthakur in Tura, Meghalaya. Zubin Mehta, the composer, inspired his name. Mohini Borthakur, his father, is a lyricist and poet who goes by the pen name Kapil Thakur. Garg studied for a Bachelor of Science degree but dropped out to focus on his singing career.

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In 1992, he made his professional music debut with the release of his first album, “Anamika.” Anamika became an instant hit throughout the North-East region, and there was no turning back for Zubeen Garg after his first commercial superhit album.

10 Important Facts of Northeast’s Sensation Zubeen Garg:

Zubeen Garg’s only Assamese film, Tumi Mor Matho Mor, was written, directed, and acted in in 2000.

Zubeen Garg was the Rajat Kamal winner. The film received a National Award in 2007.
The best music contains echoes of silence.

Garg is the founder of the Kalaguru Artiste Foundation, which raises funds for various charities. When devastating floods hit Assam, he urged people to donate clothes, medicines, and contributions.

Devdas, directed by Zubeen Garg, was the first drama in Assamese Mobile theatres in 2014.

Zubeen composed the music for the only Hindi film, Strings- Bound by Faith. While Shudhu Tumi is his only Bengali film, he directed the music.

Garg’s accomplishment as a music director can be seen when he won the 55th National Film Awards for “Best Music Direction” for the film “Echoes of Silence.” He was also nominated for best music direction for the film “Dinabandhu” at the 52nd National Film Awards.

In 2003, he made his debut in the Bengali music industry, singing two songs in the film Mon. The following year, he sang three songs in the film Shudhu Tumi and also served as its music director.

Zubeen starred in Mon Jai, the best Assamese film at the 56th National Film Awards.


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