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24 October 2014

Mizo Brothers Fete 'Zo Rock' Rosangliana

Imphal, Oct 24 : The Shillong BSF Mizo Brothers organized a felicitation programme in honour of Mizo rock artist Rosangliana, popularly known as 'Zo Rock' today at Lalchand, Shillong.

Singer-songwriter Rosangliana, one of the most influential Mizo musicians of the present era will retire from service, after a fruitful career with the Jazz Band of the Border Security Force on Oct 31 .

Notwithstanding his retirement from service, people of Zo descendants or 'Zo nahthlak' are expecting him to continue to sway music lovers of the community, a statement said.

Rosangliana was born on October 10, 1957 at Khawkawn, a hamlet in Mizoram.

Music was in his blood since his childhood days.

His efforts to realize his dream of becoming a music giant landed him at the Jazz Band of Assam Rifles' music department in 1976.After a short stint at the AR Jazz Band, Rosangliana began a career with the BSF in July 1980 .

He was with the Jazz Band of 111 BN BSF Nagaland.

He was posted at IG HQ, BSF Shillong from 1991 till date.

Regardless of his old age, he continues to shake music lovers of the Zo descendants across the NE States.

He also made his presence felt even to neighbouring country, Myanmar.

To his credit, he has produced 12 music albums and 35 music videos.

He has written 115 songs.

He came out with his first album in 1991 from Rangoon.

The big success of the first album earned him the title 'Zo Rock' .

Married to Chingzahoih Gangte of Chiengkonpang, CCpur (Manipur) in 1984, the couple is blessed with five children.

During his remarkable career in the BSF, Rosangliana spared no efforts to take the Jazz Band to a higher plane.

His firm determination led him to achieve success in whatever projects he took up.

From a GD Constable, he will retire as a Sub-Inspector, it said.


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