Childhood


Hailed as one in complete control of the nitty-gritty of folk music of this part of the region (North-eastern India), Manas Robin, one of the most successful composers of Assam, was born to Mr Rabindra Nath Gogoi and Mrs Tilabala Dihingia on 17 December 1976. He did his early schooling at 233 No. Nimaijan Prathamik Vidyalaya (primary school). He did his matriculation from the prestigious Sivasagar Government Higher Secondary School. After that he went to Jagannath Barooah College, Jorhat for further education.

Career


The Beginning:

It was in the year 1995 when his first solo album Niharika under the banner of Music Makers was released. It was followed by Ujan Piritiin 1997 under Typhoon Production, Manas Kanya and Barasha under Saraswati Communications in 1999. Barasha gave him the much needed impetus, and his music was assimilated in the psyche of Assamese music lovers. He was romped home by premier music production house NK Production where his now illustrious career got a shot in the arm in the role of Assam’s singing superstar Zubeen Garg. It was a jugalbandi of a melodious voice and a highly creative composer.

The Triumph:

He became the youngest director to score music for an Assamese film in 1999 when he composed music for Priya O’ Priya. After that, he went on to score music for six more Assamese feature films. In most of them, his works as a music director had attracted rave reviews from the cinegoers as well as critics.

And his production Jonbai, a VCD film based entirely on Bihu and the sentiments attached to it, has been a piece de resistance for Assamese music-lovers of the State and abroad, since its inception in the year 2005. Jonbai went on to become the most successful video film ever in recent times.


The Versatility:

He has been the most popular song composer of the last decade. He has directed music for nearly 500 music albums including Assamese and other languages of the North-east. He has produced and directed several VCD films in Assamese, including the super hit Jonbai. He is the one and only music director who has directed audio albums for legendary singer Dr. Bhupen Hazarika to Zubeen Garg.


Filmography

As a music director
YearFilmDirector
1999Priya O PriyaAnjan Kalita
2002Eyei Jonak Biheen JivanMunna Ahmed
2002Kokadeutar Ghar JowaiSuman Haripriya
2003Ujonir Dujoni GabhoruChandra Mudoi
2003Barala SangsarAchyut Bhagawati
2003RongmonAmal Baruah
2004KadambariBani Das
2007Jilmil JunakSibanan Baruah
2011AparajitaMun Mustak
2018Kakaidew BindassPranjal

Achievements

Various

2002

Best Lyricist - Prag Cine Award

2003, 2004, 2005

Best Music Director Award

2006, 2007

Best Video Filmmaker (Jonbai) - Chitralekha Award

2012

Prestigious Ramani Gabharu Award for socio cultural activity

Video Films