Musukha Goyary, a veteran musician of the Bodo music industry has fallen on hard times on account of his ailing health and lack of income.

Although the department of culture of the Bodo Territorial Council (BTC) extends financial assistance to ailing artistes every year, the composer has not received it so far.

Hailing from Laodonga Ingtibil village in Dotma in Kokrajhar, Goyary has sung over a thousand songs, many of which have been aired in the All India Radio.

His contributions in modernizing and commercializing the Bodo music is immense.

However, his career came to a halt after he had met with a major accident

“I earn a living by cultivating a small plot of agricultural land. I have been passing through immense financial hardships these past few years. I am ready to perform in different public platforms and contribute to Bodo music,” said Goyary.

“I have never received any form of financial assistance from the department of culture of BTC.  I hope my son, who is pursuing his Master degree gets a government job,” said the artist.

The fine singer and music composer had sung many Bodo nationalistic songs during the Bodoland Movement. He was mainly active during the 1990s till 2010.

His song, “Jabo jabo ma nagirdwng”gained immense popularity among music lovers. His projects, “Monalisha” and “Swr Nwng Anjali” were equally well received by the public.

Rinoy Basumatary

Rinoy Basumatary is Northeast Now Correspondent in Kokrajhar. He can be reached at: rinoymasscom@gmail.com