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Rokunga
Mizo language writer and composer (b. 1914, d. 1969)

Rokunga

Rokunga
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Intro Mizo language writer and composer (b. 1914, d. 1969)
Was Writer
From India
Field Literature
Gender male
Birth 20 February 1914, Aizawl, India
Death 12 July 1969 (aged 55 years)
Star sign Pisces
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Biography

Rokunga (20 February 1914 – 12 July 1969) was a traditional writer and composer from Mizoram, India.

Musical compostions

He started composing songs in 1934. He is most well known for composing patriotic songs, traditional festive and Christmas songs. His remain the "most cherished" patriotic songs among the Mizo people. He composed over 127 songs, the most popular of which are:

  • Ro Min Relsak Ang Che (Aw nang kan Lal kan Pathian)
  • Ka Pianna Zoram Nuam
  • Raltiang i Kai Ve Ang
  • Kan Zotlang Ram Nuam

Popularity

He is one of the best known composers in Mizo literature. Kan Zotlang Ram Nuam (Our Fair Mizo Hill) is among the most popular songs; while Aw nang kan Lal kan Pathian is considered as the Mizo "national anthem".

Honours

He was posthumously honoured as Poet of the Century by Mizoram Millenium Celebration Committee in 2000.

In 2008 a life-sized statue was erected at City Park in Aizawl.

Legacy

In 1999 Rokunga Memorial Society (RMS) was established. The society gives annual Rokunga Award to a Mizo individual who uphold and exemplified the traditional Mizo ethics. The award carries INR 50,000 and, as of 2018, is funded by the Mizo daily news agency Vanglaini.

In 2016 Mizo Poetry Society was established in celebration of the birthday of Rokunga.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 02 Jan 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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https://www.oneindia.com/2008/08/17/most-celebrated-mizo-poet-immortalised-1218978151.html
https://nunkhua.weebly.com/hlakungpui-luahtute.html
https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=961059633294788;res=IELLCC
http://www.vanglaini.org/tualchhung/82131
http://www.misual.com/2010/06/ram-thenkhat-hla-te/
http://www.vanglaini.org/tualchhung/15382
http://www.zonet.in/rokung-memorial-society-buatsaih-rokunga-award-2018-chu-lunglei-district-a-lunglawn-khaw-mi-pu-r-zaikunga-hnenah-pek-a-ni/
https://lunglen.com/r-zaikunga-hnenah-rokunga-award-hlan-dawn/
https://dipr.mizoram.gov.in/post/aizawlah-world-poetry-day
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2004035046
https://viaf.org/viaf/39084026
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/39084026
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