Thanga Darlong
Born (1920-07-20) July 20, 1920 (age 102)
GenresFolk Music of Tripura

Thanga Darlong (born 20 July 1920) is an Indian folk music artist, known for his contribution to the folk music of Tripura and his work in preserving & promoting the traditional instrument Rosem.

He was awarded the Padma Shri (2019), the fourth highest civilian award in India.[1][2] He is also a recipient of Sangeet Natak Akademi Award 2014), the highest Indian recognition given to practising artists.[3][4] He is also a recipient of Academic Fellowship Award (2015),[5] state-level Vayoshresta Samman (2016) and Centenarian Award.[4]

Darlong hails from a Small Hilly ADC Village DeoraCherra Muraibari under Gournagar RD Block of Kailashahar in Unakoti district, Tripura. In 2016, he was also showcased in Tree of Tongues in Tripura directed by Josy Joseph.[1]


See also


  1. ^ a b "Tripura CM felicitates Padma Shri awardee Thanga Darlong". The Sentinel. 29 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b "List of Padma Awardees 2019" (PDF). Government of India.
  3. ^ a b "Thanga Darlong". Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Four North East artists conferred Sangeet Natak Akademi award". The Northeast Today.
  5. ^ "President Gives Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards". Outlook India. 23 October 2015.