Coke Studio star`s Kolaveri version wins Delhi hearts

Last Updated: Apr 23, 2012, 15:00 PM IST

New Delhi: Folk singer Khagen Gogoi, the surprise star of Coke Studio India-I, took Delhiites to a musical journey by belting popular songs of Assam including an Assamese version of `Kolaveri Di`.

Gogoi was among several other artistes who performed at a Bihu function organised by the Assam Association Delhi at the sprawling lawns of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts here last night.

When Gogoi took to the stage, there were immediate requests from the 5000-strong audience, which included several non-Assamese faces, for his Coke Studio-fame song `Tip top`.

He did not disappoint and went on to croon several other songs including some duets with another popular singer of the state Trishna Devi.

The function also saw Bihu dance performance by troupes from Assam as well as Delhi and a dance ballet by kids.

The event, attended by several functionaries of the Central, Assam and Delhi governments and also PSUs, paid tribute to two luminaries of Assam’s Bhupen Hazarika and Indira Goswami, who passed away last year.

PTI