It is safe to say that Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma is a talented personality. Apart from being a successful medical practitioner with many triumphs under his belt, Dr. Sangma is also a talented singer. Shillong is considered to be the Rock Capital of India, and it is only appropriate that the head of the capital should be an avid singer. Although Dr. Sangma is a serious politician most of the time, he can be the life and soul of a party once he decides to let his hair down. Mukul Sangma singing has brought his colleagues and even his opponents closer to him on many occasions. A recent video which gained popularity on social media featured Dr Sangma, accompanied by law minister Rowell Lyngdoh and the leader of the opposition Dr Donkupar Roy, singing along to the famous Beatles song, “All my lovin’”. The event in question was the wedding of the chief minister’s daughter. Seeing Dr Mukul Sangma singing, his colleague and his dissenter joined him for an impromptu performance. This kind of camaraderie is hardly visible between politicians nowadays.
He has also sung numerous times at parties organized to invite delegates. He has performed with Colours, a band in Shillong at the Amrapati South West Garo Hills on the 21st Meghalaya Day Celebration. The CM charmed the audience by lending his voice to a breathtaking cover of Queen’s “I Want to Break Free”. The performance was astounding to say the least, and left the audience mesmerized at the CM’s vocal dexterity.
Dr. Mukul Sangma also has a Christmas album to his name. The album was published quite a while ago, when he was the Deputy Chief Minister of the state. He has delivered the inaugural speech at the Songs and Dances of the North-East festival, held by the Meghalaya government in Delhi. It is delightful to see that the current CM of Meghalaya is not just an efficient and tactful politician, but also a gifted artist who does not shy away from entertaining both guests and citizens at any given opportunity.