Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Health Update -25th Oct 2011

Music maestro Bhupen Hazarika better, not out of danger
GUWAHATI: The health condition of music maestro Bhupen Hazarika was reported to be stable on Monday evening. The singer was declared critical on Sunday evening.

Talking to TOI, sister-in-law of the legendary singer, Manisha Hazarika, said he has overcome the pneumonia infection, which was causing worry till the morning hours.

"Doctors have just informed us that Bhupenda's condition is stable. Hopefully, he will recover in the next few hours and will be among us again", said Manisha.

Earlier, Surjya Hazarika, biographer of the legendary said condition of Bhupenda improved slightly as compared to Sunday evening.

"Bhupenda's condition has improved a bit on Monday. But, doctors said he is not yet out of danger", said Surjya Hazarika.

He, however, said Hazarika has become too weak as he has not taken any solid food since the last two months.

"Doctors have started feeding him with the help of a pipe through the neck," he said.

Well wishers of the music maestro in Assam are praying for a quick recovery of Hazarika, who is undergoing treatment at the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Health Update , 23rd October 2011

Source : Amar Asom , 24th Oct , 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Compilation of Dr Hazarika’s songs released

GUWAHATI, Oct 18 – Dr Bhupen Hazarika: Ek Kimbandanti, a compilation of the English versions and summary of around 200 songs and poems of the legendary musician, was released at a solemn function by the Pro Vice Chancellor of Tezpur University Prof Amarjyoti Choudhury in the Noonmati premises of the Assam Jatiya Bidyalay here yesterday. The book also contains select texts of Dr Hazarika’s writings in prose.

According to a press release here, the compilation has been edited by a board of editors comprising Basanta Deka, Nirendra Nath Thakuria, Kiran Deka, Chandana Mahanta and Saurabh Deka. Releasing the book, published by the city-based nascent publishing firm Orchid Prakashan, Prof Choudhury described it as a great contribution to the nation. The entire nation would remain obliged to the publishers of this book, he asserted.

He lauded the effort of the publishers to project Dr Hazarika’s creations in the world assembly of the humanity.

About 150 select songs of Dr Hazarika have been translated into English by Dhirendra Nath Bezboruah, Upendranath Sarma, Arup Kumar Dutta, Pradip Acharya, Nirendranath Thakuria, Krishna Dulal Barua, Dibyaranjan Khataniar, Suranjana Barua and Kiran Deka. Bhupati Kumar Das rendered about 20 poems of Dr Hazarika into English and the English summary of about 20 long songs of Dr Hazarika has been written by Gita Barua.

Rong Bong Terang, Prof Amarjyoti Choudhury, Bhupati Kumar Das, Nripen Dutta Barua, Surya Goswami and Kamal Kataki have presented some events of Dr Hazarika’s life in the form of articles.

Source : The Assam Tribune , October 19 , 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Bhupen Hazarika ! Bhupenda !

By Ratna Ojah
Source : Amar Asom Sunday Magazine Purbachal , Oct 9- 2011

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011

When Vajpayee requested Bhupen Hazarika his favourite song

The Asian Age , 05 Nov 2011

Among the countless fans of iconic singer-composer Bhupen Hazarika was former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, himself a connoisseur of poetry and music.

This came out when Hazarika was performing at the Ramlila grounds in Delhi in the late ninetees. "We were about to pack up when a man came with a small piece of paper. On it was written Bhupenda's popular song Moi eti jajabor and beneath it was Atalji's name," recounts Hazarika's long-time associate Kamal Kataki, who had played the guitar at that concert.

"Bhupenda sang the song on Atalji's request. Later on when we met him, he said that he was sitting among the front rows waiting to hear that song," Kataki told the media.

"Woh gana sunne ke liye tadap raha tha isliye ye request bheja (I was dying to hear that song, so I sent the request)," he quoted Vajpayee as having told the singer.

In 2004, the Dadasaheb Phalke winner was named as a BJP candidate from Guwahati for the Lok Sabha elections. It was raining those days in Guwahati and at the time of the rally, where Vajpayee introduced Hazarika as its candidate, the showers held off.

"Even rain god Indra seems to be pleased with Hazarika as the clouds seem to have receded," he had said. Former defence minister George Fernandes was also a fan of Hazarika.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Masuwai Bhupenda

By Dilip Kumar Dutta , Source : Sadin online , 30 Sep, 2011