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Noted Folk Singer Archana Mahanta, Papon’s Mother Passes Away

Guwahati: Famous folks singer Archana Mahanta died on Thursday at a non-public hospital the place she was present process remedy after struggling a mind stroke. She was 72.

She is survived by a daughter and son Papon, who is a well-liked singer in Bollywood.

Her final rites had been accomplished at Nabagraha cremetorium within the metropolis with full state honours in presence of numerous followers, together with senior officers of the state authorities.

Based on members of the family, she suffered a mind stroke in July and was admitted in a non-public hospital then.

“Her situation had deteriorated in the last few days,” a relative mentioned.

Mahanta used to carry out alongside along with her husband and Sangeet Natak Akademi awardee Khagen Mahanta, who had died in June 2014.

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal mentioned, “I’m deeply saddened to listen to the demise of famend Assamese folks singer Archana Mahanta. Immediately, we’ve got misplaced a shining star among the many cultural stalwarts of the state.

“I supply my deepest condolences and sympathies to the bereaved members of the family and be a part of all her well-wishers in prayers for the departed soul.”

Expressing his condolences, Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma mentioned, Mahanta’s demise is an “irreparable loss” to the cultural area of the state.

Industries and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary mentioned, the veteran Assamese singer will likely be remembered for her evergreen songs as she was one of many revered musical voices of Assam.

The BJP, Congress, AGP and different political events together with a bunch of social organisations and distinguished people have condoled her demise.

(PTI)

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