Monday, June 20, 2011

Evergreen Bhupen Hazarika- Sings at the age of 86 , the oldest playback singer of Bollywood

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Gandhi’s favourite bhajan, Vaishnav Jan, has also been translated from Gujarati to Hindi by Mishra. Its male version has been sung by Bhupen Hazarika, the Assam-born singer-musician-lyricist who is 85 now. Only it was impossible for Hazarika to sing the entire song at one go. “He would record four or five lines and then stop to catch his breath. That’s how we recorded the song and later compiled it,” says Mishra, adding how thrilled Hazarika was when he heard the final song. Among others who have lent their voice to the film are Jagjit Singh, Daler Mehndi and Shaan. The movie will be dubbed in French, German, English, Tamil and Bengali. “We will screen it in 300 cinema halls, big and small, across India. It’s a page out of history that needs to be read,” says Singh...
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