Background The actual name of Zubeen Garg is Zubeen Barthakur. He used their Gautra as his surname. Zubeen was born to Mr. Mohini. M. Borthakur and Late Mrs. Ily Borthakur. The Borthakur family had its roots in Janji, Sivasagar. Mr. Borthakur was a magistrate and was moving very often during his early years and so was little Zubeen. Zubeen's mother late Mrs. Ily Borthakur was a good dancer, an actress and singer, and she never turned these talent into a professional career. Instead, she decide to teach little Zubeen, all her skills, right at home.