Bhupen Hazarika

Bhupen Hazarika

Full Name- Bhupen Hazarika
Born- 8th September, 1926 (Age 84)
Origin- Guwahati, Assam, India
Occupation- Singer, Musician, Poet, Filmmaker and Lyricist
Years Active- 1936-Present
Web Page- Bhupenhazarika.com

Bhupen Hazarika is a renowned singer and music director who hails from Assam, the north-east state of India.

Early Life

Bhupen Hazarika was born on 8th September, 1926 in Sadiya, Assam. He wrote and sang his first song, a child parody at a tender age of just 10. At the age of 12, he worked for his second talkie, Indramalati in 1939.

Bhupen Hazarika completed his intermediate from Cotton College in 1942 and then went to Banaras Hindu University (BHU) to pursue his BA In1944 and MA in Political Science in 1946.

He also earned a Ph.D from Columbia University in New York, USA in 1954. He also became the president of Asom Sahitya Sabha in the year of 1993.

Career

Bhupen Hazarika is primarily known for his flawless singing and crisp baritone and not to forget the diction. As a lyricist, he is considered a pillar because of his soulful poetic compositions and parables that touches a wide range of themes-ranging from social and political commentary to erotic and as a composer for the usage of folk music with a dash of contemporary style.

He is a name to reckon in Assam, West Bengal and Bangladesh. Other than singing in his native language, Hazarika has even sung in many other Indian languages like Hindi and Bengali.

Some of his composed music for few bollywood movies includes

Some of his famous songs are

Awards

In 2001, Bhupen Hazarika was conferred upon Padma Bhushan by the Government of India for his contribution to music. In 1992, he received the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award for his imminent contribution to the world of cinema.

He has also been conferred with 'Sangeet Natak Academy Ratna' award. He has also been awarded with 'Assam Ratna' by the Government of Assam for his contribution towards building bridges of culture and unity in India and abroad.

Bhupen Hazarika has also won the National Award for the best music composer in India in the year of 1977 in acknowledgment for his work in Assamese movie, Chameli.

In February, 2009 All Assam Students Union honored him by erecting his life size statue in the heart of the city of Guwahati. The statue was unveiled by Dr. Bhupen Hazarika himself.

Bhupen Hazarika Famous Bollywood Songs