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Blind singer to bring out fourth album

Bamon Doro,a young 25-year-old visually challenged Arunachalee singer, who cut his first album just two years ago, will be launching his fourth one shortly.

india Updated: May 09, 2008 12:24 IST

A young visually challenged Arunachalee singer, who cut his first album just two years ago, will be launching his fourth one shortly.

The 25-year-old Bamon Doro, from Sangram circle in Kurumkumey district, who lost his sight to chicken pox when he was hardly three will be bringing out audio album 'Challing dito Donyi' (the light may not have any meaning to me, but let the sun shine for others).

Speaking about his days of struggle, Doro says, he took up singing at weddings and get-togethers and was applauded by villagers for his efforts.

Enthused he came down to the state capital in 1998 hoping to get a sponsor, "but it proved to be difficult in a place like Arunachal. I saw a long struggle ahead of me."

During a major tribal festival 'Nyokum' here his performance won the hearts of the people and a person agreed to sponsor him and his first album was released in 2006. It was an instant hit.

He says his career took off with the release of the audio album containing a song 'Challing Yoka Donyi'(The light of the sun has no meaning for me).


Since he is unlettered, Doro says he has to uses a tape recorder while composing songs.

"I sing from the heart," says Doro who began appearing on Doordarshan programmes since 2000.

The singer, who stays with his wife and child in a traditional hut roofed with toko leaves here, rents out eight small rooms at Rs 500 each a month to supplement his income.

He says the state government has given him a one time grant of Rs 10,000 four years ago, which is "insufficient."