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Debajani Das was born Debajani Bora on the 24th of August 1957 to Late Phani Bora and Late Hena Bora at Guwahati, the capital city of Assam. Her father Late Phani Bora and mother Late Hena Bora were both revolutionaries and social workers associated with the communist movement of Assam. Later on, her father had also became an M.L.A (member of legislative assembly) of Assam, representing the Communist Party of India (C.P.I).
Debajani Das completed her education in Guwahati, in T. C School and B Barua College, earning her the B.A (Bachelor of Arts) degree from Gauhati University, Guwahati.
She received ample support from her family for pursuing her career in music. There was a cultural environment buzzing in her family, one her brother Gautam Bora is a well known award winning film maker of Assam and her other brother Arindam Bora is also associated with the cultural world. But her main inspiration came from her mother.
While she was 6 years of age she learned classical music from Shushil Bannerji and in 1964 when she reached 9 years of age, she took classical musical teaching from another maestro Animesh Dutta. In 1984 she obtained Bisharad degree in classical music. Subir Mukherji taught her many tenets of modern music at a later period. For all practical purposes her career in music started by 1973 while she was in class 10 in school.
She was associated with the All India Radio (A.I.R) centre in Guwahati since childhood by going to children programs like Akanir mel অকনিৰ মেল , passing on to older group in programs like Semaniaar Soraa চেমনিয়াৰ চ‘ৰা . She cleared the audition test for singer in A.I.R Guwahati in 1976 and got B-High grade in 1986. She was doing programs in both Assamese and Bengali. The later language being the mother tongue of her mother Late Hena Bora. She has made her presence felt in the music world of Assam in various platforms varying from stage, including Bihu functions to production of audio cassettes to television and films. She has sung in several films that includes Xantaan সন্তান in 1973, Kaas Ghar কাচ ঘৰ in 1974, Aahbaan আহ্বান in 1974 and Xonar Harin সোনৰ হৰিণ in 1975. She has released two cassettes of Assamese songs, Xurar ezaak bataah সুৰৰ এজাক বতাহ, Bohaagar podulit বহাগৰ পদূলিত and one cassette of Bengali songs, Smritir surabhi.
She declares her profession as a singer and composer. Apart from singing she keeps her interest in sports, fine arts, literature, cooking, literature and travelling.
She is married to Mr Ramani Mohan Das an engineer by profession. She credits her husband for lending immense support and encouragement in shaping her musical career, something on which she also names her parents and Late Subir Mukherji. They have two daughters Sunny and Sanjeeta, both married, husbands namely, Mr Raju Sharma and Mr Aniket Mukherjee respectively.
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