Guwahati: Acclaimed musician and one of the most revolutionary cultural personalities of Assam, Kula Barua passed away on Thursday midnight at his residence in Silpukhuri in Guwahati. The acclaimed musician was 83 at the time of his death.
Kula Barua was born in the year 1938 to late Premadhar Barua and late Lily Barua. He completed his schooling from Tezpur and later in Cotton Collegiate School of Guwahati. He finally graduated from B. Barooah College of Guwahati.
A well known musician of his times, Kula Barua was widely recognized as a regular artist of All India Radio from where he began his music career after performing at the Semoniar Sora programme.
Barua has even sung for several Assamese films, like Bristi, Srimoti Mohimamoyi, Xadori, Bixexerati, Probhatipokhirgan, Bonohonxo and Xendurare.