Monday, July 26, 2010

A strange togetherness

Yeh kaisa rishta hai? We often wonder as we see the 84-year-old music composer Bhupen Hazarika and the 55-year-old filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi walk in together at public functions. .......

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Genealogy of Bhupen Hazarika

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Source : Asam Bani , 20th March 2009

Friday, July 9, 2010

My Collection

Total 1176 songs
Continuous 3.5 days play
Total size 7.40 GB

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

A song dedicated to Bhupenda

Assamiya Khabor , 12-06-2010

An article by Dilip Kumar Dutta

Source : Guwahati , April 1-2009

Our youngest artist

Source : Chitra Sambad , 26 April 1991

One old article by Ratna Ojah

Source : Chitra Sambad, 26 April- 1991

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Bhupen Hazarika gets emotional, remembers his mother

Assamiya Khabor , 30 June 2010

Monday, July 5, 2010

Bhupen shows zest for life & love ---84-year-old balladeer continues to worship beauty and write poetry

News Source: The Telegraph , 30th June 2010
Guwahati, June 29: At 84, balladeer Bhupen Hazarika wants to fall in love again.

The singer while interacting with reporters and a few patients at GNRC Hospitals in Six Mile this evening said even though he has been away from the public glare for sometime now because of poor health, he has not given up on worshipping beauty.

Hazarika said he was currently writing and reading poetry which depicts the victory of life and love over all odds.

When nudged that poetry was often dedicated to the poet’s lover, Hazarika paused for a while and said, “Yes. I want to fall again in love.”

The evergreen singer who underwent a bypass surgery in Mumbai last year said: “Even though doctors have found something wrong with my heart, I think that it is okay to feel young. I have got a new lease of life.”

Hazarika, who will leave for Mumbai tomorrow to complete some of his upcoming projects, said he had a lot to say to the people of Assam. “First, let’s bring back peace to our state. No one should feel sick, physically and mentally, here,” he said.

Appreciating the service of GNRC Hospitals, which he inaugurated two years ago, Hazarika sang one of his all-time hits, Manuhe Manuhar Babe, to remind doctors and the nursing staff about their duty to humanity. He surveyed the hospital’s progress while being wheeled around.

Patients at the hospital were overwhelmed when they found the singer near their bed. He spent a minimum of five minutes with each patient in the ICU and general ward.

“I am a great fan of Bhupenda. Since childhood, I have been listening to his songs that touch our lives as well as society. I consider it my fortune that I could see the singer and talk to him,” Lankeshwar Das, a 70-year-old patient from Baksa district, said

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Lyrics - Rong Kiniba Kone

Source : Rongpur , 29 December , 1992

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Maestro receives award on behalf of mother

The Assam Tribune , 30 June ,2010

GUWAHATI, June 29 – It was a unique moment in the life of the living legend who has inspired scores through his songs. On Tuesday Dr Bhupen Hazarika received the Labanya Hazarika Adarsha Matri Award bestowed on his mother Shantipriya Hazarika posthumously and he described it as a momentous occasion in his life.

The award was instituted last year by the Asom Lekhika Sanstha to commemorate a mother who has played a significant and emulative role in the socio-cultural life of the State.

The award giving function was held at the Tirthanath Sarma auditorium here.

Receiving the award from writer Mamoni Raisom Goswami, Dr Hazarika said that this concept of honouring a mother will go a long way in building a progressive society. He said this award will inspire every mother who has been sacrificing much for the well-being of their children and also contributing towards the development of the society.

Dr Hazarika’s mother had played a major role in promoting folk music and inculcating love for the same in her own children as well as the neighbours. She was actively involved in various social works and had a penchant for the traditional religious music.
Related Article : The Assam Tribune , 26 June, 2010