Monday, April 26, 2010

Avatara award for Hazarika

Guwahati, April 24: Five eminent personalities from Assam, including music maestro Bhupen Hazarika, have been selected for the Avatara Mahotsav Awards by Kanchi Math, a leading organisation preaching Hinduism in the country.
Eminent litterateur Arun Sarma, Sattriya exponent Jatin Goswami, Sanskrit scholar Rohini Ballav Goswami Shastry and social activist Shakuntala Choudhury have also been selected for the awards.

Sri Balaji Seva Samiti vice president Dipok Kumar Barthakur said Jayendra Saraswati Swamiwill confer the awards at a function in the city on May 1.

He said Swamiji had expressed deep concern for the development of the Northeast and was the driving force behind setting up renowned institutions like Hindu Mission Hospitals, Sankardeva Nethralaya and Balaji Mandir.

Meghalaya Governor R.S. Mooshahary and former Supreme Court judge S.N. Phukan will also be present at the function.
News Source : The Telegraph , 25 April 2010

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Friday, April 16, 2010

From Bhupenda with love

Source : The Assam Tribune , 14 April,2010

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Bhupen-Bappi Curry

Amita Malik , Outlook India , 19 Oct 1998

It was fitting that these brilliant singers were invited to a Bengali home to sing for a small gathering of about 30 people, followed by a typical multi-course Bengali dinner. After we had listened in admiring silence, it was the turn of our very own Bhupen Hazarika to return the compliment from the Indian side. And on special request he sang not only his usual Ganga song (Ole Man River in thin disguise) but also a lilting Assamese Bihu song, which went straight to the heart. While he was singing, a very fair-complexioned and rather plump man in dark glasses waved away the young tabalchi and took over the tablas. Who else, but Bappi Lahiri, who put in some spirited tabla magic followed by a Bengali song or two. But alas, Bombay rhythms soon took over.

One was rather glad that dinner was served, a wonderful prawn malai curry, rui macher kalia, mochar chop, the lot. And, of course, mishti doi and rosomalai to follow. A wonderful finale to a wonderful trip to Bombay.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Rod Puwabor Karone : Three Generation sings in this newly released album

Bhupenda arriving in Assam on 13th April
News Source : Assamese Daily 'Janasadharan, 4th April ,2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Assam Assembly demands Bharat Ratna for Bhupen Hazarika

Guwahati, Mar 31 (PTI) The Assam Assembly today unanimously passed a resolution urging the Centre to present the country's highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna, to music legend Bhupen Hazarika.

A proposal was moved by opposition Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) members who demanded the 83-year-old Hazarika be given the award for his contribution to art and culture.

In 1992, the singer-composer was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for lifetime achievements in cinema.

Cutting across party lines, MLAs hailed Hazarika as an icon who has left a mark in the country's cultural history.

Urging the Centre to present the award during his lifetime, they demanded a formal resolution be passed in the House.

After the Cultural Affairs Minister Bharat Narah agreed with the members the House, a unanimous resolution was passed.