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Local boy rocks as solo guitarist

Updated: Sep 26, 2019

By Prasanta Phukon

At 27, #PragyaHangLimbu has already made a name for himself as a #guitarist / #singer and #SongWriter. From #jamming with friends in #Shillong to cooling off in the city’s cafes, growing up listening to #NativeRules, #Soulmate or #PlagueThroat, Pragya has come a long way.

Though he was born in #Darjeeling, Pragya grew up in the hill city. When it comes to talking about his musical journey, the young guitarist credits Shillong for introducing him to “extraordinary #music ” in the nineties and early 2000. “Actually, it was my mother who introduced me to rock music at a very young age. I met #AndreasRani, who currently plays in the metal band #LastTrainToParadise, during my school days in Shillong and we formed a band at the age of 16. I still remember going to gigs and seeing groups like #TheVerbs, #NativeRules and #Soulmate,” says Pragya, adding that his mother was always supportive and encouraging and she “believes that music can be a career option”.