Bollywood singer Papon’s mother, and noted Assamese singer Archana Mahanta passed away at a private hospital in Guwahati on Thursday. She was 72. Archana was undergoing treatment after suffering a brain stroke on July 14. The late singer’s last rites were performed at Nabagraha crematorium in Guwahati by Papon with full state honours .
One of the relatives said that her situation had deteriorated over the last few days. Archana Mahanta used to perform along with her husband and Sangeet Natak Akademi awardee Khagen Mahanta, who had died in June 2014.