GUWAHATI: Kula Barua, a noted musician from Assam, passed away on Thursday of old-age-related ailments at his residence in Silpukhuri, Guwahati. He was 83.
Barua passed away at his residence in Silpukhuri. Barua was suffering from high blood pressure.
Born in Guwahati in the year 1938 to the late Premadhar Barua and late Lily Barua, the musician did his initial schooling in Tezpur and later studied in the Cotton Collegiate School of Guwahati.
He graduated from the B Barooah College in Guwahati.
Kula Barua first rose to prominence after he became a fixture on the 'Semoniar Sora' programme of All India Radio.
He became a regular on the All India Radio (AIR) by 1968.
Barua lent his voice to several Assamese films, such as Bristi, Srimoti Mohimamoyi, Xadori, Bixexerati, Probhatipokhirgan, Bonohonxo, and Xendurare.
The veteran also worked as a music director when he collaborated with Atul Medhi for two films – Srimoti Mohimamoyi and Xadori.
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