Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Diamond cake for Bhupen’s birthday

The Telegraph , 30 August 2011

Aug. 29: Most people are likely to arrange for a musical tribute when he turns 85 on September 8, but there is one cultural organisation which will say it with a diamond — albeit made from flour, sugar and cream.

Bhupen Hazarika might just be away in Mumbai for treatment on his birthday, but Heritage Northeast is planning a little party of its own, with a giant diamond-shaped cake designed especially for the occasion.

“Diamond is a conductor of energy. They have a strong field of radiant light and energy, which can be used as a protection against negative vibrations. Similarly, Bhupenda is also source of positive energy. So, I thought it would be an apt design for his birthday cake,” said Rathim Borthakur, designer of the cake and associate member of Heritage Northeast.

The association has decided to call upon a Hazarika fan, Lakhi Goswami, who is a doctor from Tezpur, to do the honours of cutting the cake.

The chief convener of Heritage Northeast, Pramod Saikia, said the cake will weigh 47.6kg and is estimated to cost Rs 25,000.

“There will be three layers on the base of the cake,” he said.

Borthakur has designed it in such a manner that the base of the cake alone — with not a cut on the diamond above — will be enough for the people who will attend the event.

The three layers will be in pale indigo, yellow, pale green.

Besides this, the cake will have four japis along with moar singha pepa on its four sides.

Borthakur said the association would try to contact the singer, who is undergoing treatment at a hospital in Mumbai, to convey their heartiest wishes online.

A musical evening has also been lined up for the occasion.
To be held at Pragjyotish ITA Centre, Machkhowa from 6pm, the programme will feature singers like Khagen Mahanta, Archana Mahanta and J.P. Das.

“This is the second time we are celebrating the gem of Assam’s birthday after he got bed-ridden. And all we can pray for on this day is his good health,” Saikia said.

Bhupen Hazarika health improving

Assamiya Khabor , 29 August 2011

Lonely Bhupen Hazarika

By Anuradha Sharma Pujari
Source : Sadin , 8th July , 2011

Saturday, August 20, 2011

An article by Dr. Nirupama Bhattacharya

Source : Ajir Dainik Batory , 14 August 2011

‘ভালে আছো’ বুলি ক’লে ভূপেনদাই

Aug 3 , 2011 , Thesundayindian.com
গণশিল্পী ড ভূপেণ হাজৰিকাৰ স্থাস্থ্যৰ পূবর্তকৈ আজি অধিক উন্নতি ঘটিছে৷ মুম্বাইৰ কোকিলাবেন ধীৰুভাই আম্বানি হাস্পাতালত চিকিত্সাধীন হৈ থকা বৰেণ্য শিল্পীগৰাকী এতিয়াও ভেণ্টিলেটৰ ব্যবস্থাৰে কৃত্রিম শ্বাস-প্রশ্বাস দি থকা হৈছে যদিও তেঁও আজি দিনটোৰ অধিকতৰ সময় স্বাভাবিক প্রক্রিয়াৰেই শ্বাস-প্রশ্বাস গ্রহন কৰে৷ আটাইকৈ ভাল খবৰটো হ’ল তেঁও আজি প্রথমবাৰৰ বাবে ‘ভালে আছে’ বুলি গুণমুগ্ধক মাত দিয়ে৷ উল্লেখ্যযোগ্য যে কালি নিশা তেঁওৰ ডিঙিৰ ঘটিকাৰ তলত কণ্ঠ নলীয়ে কষ্ট নোপোবাকৈ এটা ছিদ্রৰ দ্বাৰা চিকিত্সকে ‘ট্রেকিয়াষ্টমী’ ব্যবস্থাৰ দ্বাৰা চিকিত্সা পদ্ধতি আৰম্ভ কৰিছে৷ এই ব্যবস্থাৰে এতিয়াৰে পৰা ভেণ্টিলেটৰ প্রয়োগ কৰা হৈছিল, সেয়া দীঘর্কালীন হ’লে সংক্রমণ হোবাৰ আশংকাতেই ‘ট্রেকিয়াষ্টমী’ ব্যবস্থাৰ প্রয়োগ কৰা হৈছে৷

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011

Dr Hazarika’s condition better

The Assam Tribune , August 7-2011
NEW DELHI, Aug 6 – Noted singer and composer Dr Bhupen Hazarika is likely to be moved out of the ICU soon.
This was informed by Rajya Sabha MP Biren Baishya who told this newspaper over telephone that they were given to understand by the doctors treating the legendary singer that he may be shifted from the ICU in the next few days. All his vital parameters are normal and he is breathing normally. A delegation of Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) MPs called on ailing Dr Hazarika in Mumbai.

The delegation included Kumar Deepak Das, Joseph Toppo, besides Baishya. The singer is likely to be shifted to his room in the hospital, where he would undergo further treatment.

“Bhupenda responded to us and is fully conscious,” said Baishya.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Lata’s voice does wonder for ailing Hazarika

The Assam Tribune , August 01-2011
GUWAHATI, July 31 – Literally speaking, Lata Mangeshkar’s voice has done wonder for cultural icon Dr Bhupen Hazarika this morning.

The music maestro opened his eyes briefly today when another icon melody queen Lata Mangeshkar called up over phone to enquire about the former’s health at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai.

It has been for years now that Lata Mangeshkar had stopped singing. However, on Sunday morning, her voice had the magic to wake up the 85-years-old Assamese icon.

Talking over phone from Mumbai, Surjya Hazarika, who has been attending to Dr Hazarika for the last few days, said the maestro opened his eyes when Lata called up to enquire about his health. “The phone was placed in loudspeaker mode near Bhupenda’s ears when Lataji called up this morning. To everyone’s surprise, Bhupenda opened his eyes for more than a minute,” he said. “His eyes became moist too,” Hazarika added.

Till Saturday, the Dada Saheb Phalke award winner could only move his eyes or ‘half-open them on stimulation’ if someone called him by his name or played his songs on a cell phone.

“Lataji wished him a speedy recovery and said she was waiting eagerly to see him back among everyone. ‘Hum sab apke saath hai (we all are with you),’ said the iconic singer,” Hazarika informed.

Meanwhile, the deputy resident comissioner of Assam House, Mimbai, Debasish Sarma, quoting doctors, said Hazarika’s health has improved considerably with his lung infection decreasing by 70 per cent. “He is responding well to medicines and breathing around 25 times a minute. The ventilation support would be removed once he regains consciousness fully,” he said, adding the Assam Government has instructed the hospital authorities to provide Hazarika the best available treatment.

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has also sanctioned two nurses to be assigned to Hazarika 24 hours a day while individuals and groups like Assam Association Mumbai and Vaisnav Samaj have been holding special prayers for his recovery.