Lokeswar Deka

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Born(1940-08-17)17 August 1940
Morigaon, Assam, British India
OccupationSinger, Music Director, Lyricist
Years active1958–1999
Spouse(s)Anu Deka
ChildrenDibyajyoti Deka, Bijaya Deka, Pushpanjali Deka, Joyprakash Deka, Martin Deka

Lokeswar Deka (17 August 1940 – ) was an Indian folk singer, music director, and lyricist known for his contributions to the traditional music of Assam. Renowned for his mastery of Bihu, Husori, and other folk genres, Deka played a pivotal role in popularizing Assamese folk music during the 20th century.

Early life

Lokeswar Deka was born into the Koch-Rajbandhi community in Morigaon, Assam. His passion for music emerged early in his life, and by the age of fifteen, he began performing at concerts in Shillong, where he garnered widespread acclaim for his talent.


Deka commenced his music career in 1958 and continued to captivate audiences with his soulful renditions until 1999. His extensive repertoire of Bihu songs, Husori performances, and other folk compositions earned him a revered status in Assamese musical circles.

Personal life

Deka was married to Anu Deka, also hailing from Morigaon, Assam. Together, they performed collaboratively on numerous occasions, further popularizing Assamese folk music and solidifying their legacy as prominent figures in the genre.


Lokeswar Deka's timeless contributions to Assamese folk music continue to resonate with audiences, with his compositions remaining integral to the cultural fabric of Assam. His profound impact on the preservation and promotion of traditional Assamese music endures as a testament to his musical prowess and cultural significance.


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