Great singer and director Dr Bhupen Hazarika has died in Mumbai’s Kokilaben Hospital today ,5th Nov
Great singer and director Dr Bhupen Hazarika has died in Mumbai’s Kokilaben Hospital today ,5th Nov 2011 due to multiple organ failure. He was admitted there since June 29, 2011.
Bhupen Hazarika, who has a genius for weaving a magical tapestry out of traditional Assamese music and lyrics, is regarded as one of the greatest living cultural communicators of South Asia. He has been a poet, journalist, singer, lyricist, musician, filmmaker and writer.
Born 8 september 1926,Sadiya,Assam,British India
His first song in the second Assamese film. He completed his intermediate arts from Cotton college in 1942. He was the president of the ‘ASOM SAHITYA SABHA’ in 1993. He is immensely popular in the states of Assam, West Bengal as well as in neighboring Bangladesh. He sang his first song ‘Biswa nijoy nojowan’ (in the second Assamese film “Indramalati”) in 1939 at the age of 12.
Era bator sur- 1956
Pioli phukan- 1955
“A colourful chapter of Assamese life has come to an end with the demise of Mr. Hazarika. He became a living legend and introduced the colourful art and culture of various tribes and communities of Assam and northeast to the global audience. He was a global citizen and used to spread the message of peace, harmony and progress through his songs across boundaries. His demise is a huge loss in the field of music, literature and art and culture of Assam and Assam’s national life, which will never be filled up again.”
—-Tarun Gogoi ,CM Assam
“The voice of the Brahmaputra has fallen silent.”
— Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan
“His demise is an irreparable loss to the people of the country.”
— J.B. Patnaikm, Governor Assam
“In the field of music he was second to none. For me he was always a Dronacharya,”
— Jahnu Baruah , Film Maker
“It was God’s voice when he sang”
“Hazarika introduced Assamese folk song to the world.”
“Bhupen da’s creations would always keep him immortal,”
May his noble soul rest in abode of eternal peace . . .