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Born in 1980 to an Assamese family, Jim Ankan Deka plucked the strings of a guitar for the first time at an early age of four. He drew his inspiration from the chimes and chants of the 'naamghar' close to his Pubsarania residence in Guwahati, India and composed music for a folk album 'Goalporia Lokageet' while he was still a teenager. This was followed by many vernacular albums including Timeless which was released in 2012.

In the year 2008, he initiated a musical sorority called ‘Eastern Fare Music Foundation’ in Bengaluru (Bangalore), which today has turned into avant-garde music institute housing over a thousand students and a production house.

Jim won multiple awards for his epoch-making music video Aawaz - speak up against sexual violence. In 2015 he received the Renault Free The Music Award for his contribution to indie music.

Jim is a music composer, singer, songwriter, documentary film maker and photographer. He hails from Assam, a North-eastern state of India. He is the son of Assamese littérateur and economist late Bhabananda Deka and writer and poet Nalini Prava Deka.

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