One of the acclaimed cultural personalities of Assam, Kula Barua will grace the ‘Guest of the Month’ program of Guwahati Press Club (GPC) on Thursday (2 November 2017). Commended Assamese singer and music director Barua will interact with the member-journalists in the program (staring at 11.30 am).
Barua’s singing career started with Chemoniar Chora of All India Radio and later he was recognized as a radio artiste in 1968. He has sung in several Assamese movies like ‘Paap Aru Praychitta’, ‘Srimati Mohimamoy’, ‘Sadori’, ‘Bristi’, ‘Sendur’, ‘Bishes Erati’, ‘Prabhati Pakhir Gaan’, ‘Banahansa’ etc. Barua contributed for ‘Srimoti Mohimamoi’ and ‘Sadori’ as a music director too. Barua directed music for two television (Doordarshan) serials namely ‘Lahar’ and ‘Namghariya’.
Born in Silpukhuri, Guwahati (21 January 1938), Barua completed his initial schooling at Tezpur and later shifted to Cotton Collegiate School in the city. He studied at B Barua College, Guwahati. The soft spoken gentleman took retirement from his government job in 1996. A popular footballer at his young age, Barua used to perform Hawaian-guiter, Congo and Bongo those days.