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Bhupen Hazarika’s 9th death anniv today

 Entertainment Correspondent

 Published: 10:24 AM, 5 November 2020   Updated: 11:14 AM, 5 November 2020

Bhupen Hazarika; Photo: Collected

Bhupen Hazarika; Photo: Collected

The ninth death anniversary of sub-continents’ eminent playback singer, lyricist, and musician Bhupen Hazarika has been observed today.

Born on 8 September 1926 to Nilakanta and Shantipriya Hazarika in Assam, Bhupen Hazarika debuted in the music industry through two songs for first Assamese filmmaker Jyotiprasad Agarwala-directed ‘Indramalati’ in 1939 at the age of 12 and wrote his first song, ‘Agnijugor Firingoti Moi’, at the age of 13.

Hazarika also gave voice to songs for many popular films like ‘Titash Ekti Nadir Naam’, ‘Shimana Periye’, ‘Debdas’ and many more.

Bhupen Hazarika’s timeless songs like ‘Manush Manusher Janya’, ‘Ami Ek Jajabar’, ‘Amra Korbo Joy’, ‘Bistirno Parore’, ‘O Nadire’, ‘Kajol Kajol Megh’, ‘Janakpuror Janoki’, ‘Hu Hu Dhumuha Ahile’, ‘Rod Poabar Karone’, ‘Niyarore Phul’, ‘Radhasurar Phul Guji’ and others are still popular among music lovers in both Bangladesh and India. 

His songs portrayed the communal harmony, impartiality and compassion that have been translated and sung in many languages.

Bhupen Hazarika had received numerous awards including ‘Dada Saheb Phalke Award’ in 1992, India’s highest award in cinema, ‘National Film Award’ for Best Music Direction in 1975, ‘Sangeet Natak Akademi Purushkar’ in 1987, ‘Padmashri’ in 1977, ‘Padmabhushan’ in 2001 and others.

He was posthumously awarded both the ‘Padma Vibhushan’, India’s second-highest civilian award, in 2012, and the ‘Bharat Ratna’, India’s highest civilian award, in 2019.

The sub-continents’ eminent playback singer breathed his last on November 5, 2011.