10 Lesser Known facts about Papon

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Did you know that all things about your favorite singer Papon? Here are some lesser known facts about papon that might surprise you. We brings out some lesser known facts of the well-known indian singer. For a start, did you know Papon’s real name?

  • Papon’s real name is Angarag Mahanta, but he is famous by his nickname only.
  • He is the founder and lead vocalist of the Assamese folk-fusion band called Papon and The East India Company.
  • Papon is a trained Indian classical, devotional and folk music singer, who got his initial training from his father late Khagen Mahanta and mother Archana Mahanta.
  • 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.

lesser known facts

  • Papon released his first album ‘Jonaaki Raati’ in Assamese in 2004 and first Hindi album ‘The Story So Far’ in 2012 and won the GIMA award in 2012 for his first album ‘The Story So Far’.
  • Papon’s first Bollywood Song is ‘Sajna Baware’ from the movie ‘Let’s Enjoy’.
  • He is an architect before realising music was his thing.
  • Papon’s fans call themselves ‘Paponists’ and also opened NGOs by the same name.
  • Papon made his acting debut with Assamese Movie Rodor Sithi, directed by acclaimed theatre artist Baharul Islam.

lesser known facts

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

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