Monday, September 20, 2010

Evergreen Balladeer

The Assam Tribune , September 11,2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Dr Hazarika turns 85

The Assam Tribune , 9th September 2010
GUWAHATI, Sept 8 – People from different walks of life assembled under various platforms across the State to celebrate musical icon Dr Bhupen Hazarika's 84th birthday today.
In Guwahati too, a host of organizations including the All Assam Students' Union (AASU) and the Heritage North East organized programmes to mark the occasion.

The AASU organized the function titled 'Uddipana' at the Dighalipukhuripaar this evening where a sizeable number of people, including students and artistes gathered. A birthday cake was also cut under the aegis of the student body. In the cultural function that followed, students representing as many as 36 educational institutes from across the State performed. Earlier, AASU adviser Dr Samujjal Bhattacharya addressed the gathering pointing out the maestro's contribution to the music world and social life in general.

The Heritage North East, which celebrated the occasion at the Vivekananda Kendra, also cut a giant cake to mark the occasion.

The Directorate of Cultural Affairs, Government of Assam in association with Luitporia Sanskritik Gosthi also organized a function in the Rabindra Bhawan to celebrate Dr Hazarika's birthday.

The function was attended by Government officials besides a good number of fans of the former chairman of Sankeet Natak Akademy.

In Mumbai, Dr Hazarika observed the day in a low-key manner at his residence in company of family members, close friends and well-wishers.

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi also wished Dr Hazarika on his birthday and greeted him by sending him a letter through the officials and employees of Assam Bhawan, Mumbai.

Assam showers love on Bhupen Hazarika

ON SEPTEMBER 8, 1926, one of the most illustrious sons of Assam was born, who later emerged as the uncrowned brand ambassador of not only the Assamese people but the whole humanity in general.

Dr Bhupen Hazarika, fondly addressed as Bhupenda by one and all in Assam celebrates his 84th eventful years today on September 8. Born in eastern Assam’s the then sleepy hamlet, Sadiya, skirting the borders of China, Bhupen Hazarika, a true son of the soil, took no time to emerge as a child prodigy. He wrote and sang his first song at the age of 10 and worked for the second Assamese movie, Indramalati, in 1939, when he was 12 years old.

Known for his crisp baritone voice and flawless diction, Bhupen Hazarika has emerged as a complete institution in himself – being a composer, lyricist, singer, filmmaker, social thinker and articulate human-being – all rolled into into being. As a lyricist, he is known for poetic compositions and parables that touch on a wide range of themes---ranging from the erotic to social and political commentary; and as a composer for his use of folk music with a touch of the contemporary.

In 2001, he was conferred with the prestigious Padma Bhushan by the Union Government. In 1992, he was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for lifetime achievements in cinema. He has been also conferred with "Sangeet-Natak Academy” award. Bhupen Hazarika is also the proud recipient of the coveted ‘Assam Ratna’ honour conferred on him for his immense role in advocating unity and culture not only in northeastern region, but also over maintstream India. He also won the National Award as best music composer in 1977 for his melody in the Assamese film, Chameli Memsaab.
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Friday, September 10, 2010

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Master Madan

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Homen Borgohain & Gulzar on Bhupen Hazarika

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Khagen Mahanta

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