LIFE & WORKS

Father : Biswanath Barthakur
Mother : Aaimoni Barthakur
1941 : Born on January 30 in Nilamani Tea Estate, Sonari, Sivasagar
Passed matriculation examination from Phuleswari High School, Sivasagar. Later admitted into Cotton College & Handique Girls College for higher education.
1956 : Best Singer Award in Music Festival organized by Sangeet Natak Akademi in Dibrugarh
1957 : Selection as an official singer in All India Radio, Guwahati
1959 : Began her career as a playback singer with the song Joubone Amoni Kore from Assamese feature film Lachit Barphukan released in the year 1961.
1962 : Recorded her famous Sonor Kharu Nalage Mok, Chenai Moi Jao Dei, Bondhu Somoy Pale under HMV in Calcutta
1968 : Diagnosed with severe motor neuron disease which stopped her career as a playback singer. Medical treatment started in Seth Sukhlal Karnani Memorial Hospital, Calcutta & The Richmond Surgical Hospital, Dublin.
1976, 7 March : Got married to Neel Pawan Barua, an eminent Indian painter.
1998 : Padma Shri Award by the Governement of India
2010 : Shilpi Award by Government of Assam

 

Popular Songs

  • Aagloti Kolapaat Lore Ki Chore (Lyrics : Nirmol Probha Bordoloi, Music : Bhaben Barthakur, Year : 1961)
  • Agoli Bahore Lahori Gogona (Traditional)
  • Ahile Pujare Bela (Lyrics : Nirmol Probha Bordoloi, Music : Bhaben Barthakur, Year : 1964)
  • Bokulbonot Jonak Jamini (Lyrics : Shyamananda Baishya, Music : Purnendu Chakravorty, Year : 1961)
  • Bondhu Somoy Pale (Lyrics & Music : Rudra Barua, Year : 1955)
  • Daale Daale Gaai Kuli Bulbuli (Lyrics : Phani Talukdar, Music : Jiten Dev, Year : 1961)
  • Ei Nodir Iparote (Lyrics: Ratna Oja, Music : Purushottam Das, Year : 1957)
  • Eparor Chopolota Uronire (Lyrics : Nirmol Probha Bordoloi, Music : Bhaben Barthakur, Year : 1961)
  • Hey Juddho Bidai (Lyrics : Nirmol Probha Bordoloi, Music : Bhaben Barthakur, Year : 1963)
  • Jondhone Jonalite (Lyrics : Mukti Bordoloi, Music : Rudra Barua, Year : 1962)
  • Jonbai E’ Beji Eti De (Lyrics : Nirmol Probha Bordoloi, Music : Bhaben Barthakur, Year : 1964)
  • Joubone Amoni Kore (Lyrics & Music : Khirada Kanta Bishaya, Year : 1959)
  • Kino Rupot O’ Kino Sajot (Lyrics : Nirmol Probha Bordoloi, Music : Bhaben Barthakur, Year : 1960)
  • Konman Boroxire Chip (Lyrics : Jayanta Barua, Music : Birendra Nath Datta, Year : 1961)
  • Kon Sei Rupowoti Jaai (Lyrics : Nirmol Probha Bordoloi, Music : Bhaben Barthakur, Year : 1961)
  • Chenai Moi Jao Dei (Lyrics & Music : Kamal Hazarika, Year : 1954)
  • Chotote Phule Kopou Phul (Lyrics : Nirmol Probha Bordoloi, Music : Jiten Dev)
  • Tuponi Tuponi (Lyrics : Nirmol Probha Bordoloi, Music : Mukul Barua, Year : 1964)
  • Sonor Kharu Nalage Mok (Lyrics : Nirmol Probha Bordoloi, Music : Bhaben Barthakur, Year : 1960)
  • Aag Phagunor Ba Sati Keni Ahi (Lyrics : Nirmol Probha Bordoloi, Music : Mukul Barua, Year : 1964)
  • Aai Moi Sunisu Aghonot Bole (Lyrics : Nirmol Probha Bordoloi, Music : Rudra Barua, Year : 1964)
  • Nahor Phul Phulibor O' Jaan (Traditional)
  • Sonowali Buta Bosa (Lyrics : Nirmol Probha Bordoloi, Music : Jiten Dev, Year : 1964)
  • Nelage Bahir Suwoni (Lyrics : Nirmol Probha Bordoloi, Music : Bhaben Barthakur, Year : 1964)
  • Luite Najaba Luiti Konwar Oi (Lyrics : Lila Gogoi, Music : Mukul Barua)