Angaraag Mahanta known asis an Indian singer, composer and record producer. Born to music duo and legends of , Archana Mahanta and , he was introduced to music early on in his childhood.His first language is Assamese and he also sings in hindi and bengali. His initial training was in Indian Classical and devotional and folk music. He learnt vocals primarily but also plays the khol, tabla, guitar, and harmonium. His are ambient electronic, and new age and has been identified as having traces of pentatonic Mongoloid notes, local river song influences and ghazals.
Papon and East India Company:
In 2007, Papon formed an electronic folk-fusion band called Papon and The East India Company. The band consisted of Papon on lead, Brin Desai on live electronics, Krishna on guitars, Kirti on percussion and Dipu on bass.The five members came from backgrounds varying from Assamese folk to metal and blues to trip hop. The band has performed twice at the Music Band Festival in , the Eastwind Festival and the Kovalam Literary Festival and has performed overseas with Sutasi in Singapore. The band took a two year break in the wait for a solo album which is releasing internationally at the end of this 2011.The band is back in action in November with 4 big festivals in the same month. They also played at the October Fest in Bangalore, NH7 Weekender fest in Pune and the Rock for Rights concert in New Delhi.Earlier their track OMO was taken on by Saregama for release on the compilation album, The Underground along with a song called Jiya Baittho Jai in an album called Sahibol. In 2008, their track called Khuda Hota was released by Dada Music an extension of Music Today.