known as Papon
is a singer, composer and record producer. Born to music duo and legends of Assamese music, Archana Mahanta
and Khagen Mahanta
, he was introduced to music early in in his childhood. His first language is Assamese but he also sings in Hindi and Bengali. His initial training was in Indian Classical and devotional and folk music. He learnt vocals primarily but also plays the khol, tabla, guitar, and harmonium.
His music genres are ambient electronic, acoustic folk and new age Indian Classical music and has been identified as having traces of pentatonic Mongoloid notes, local river song influences and ghazals.
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