Saturday, June 30, 2012

Bhupen Hazarika honoured in London

Wednesday , 27 June 2012, PTI , London
Leading lights of the Indian community here came together to honour late Bhupen Hazarika, described as a "multifaceted genius" who touched the lives of millions of people through his music,poetry, films and other cultural activities.

Hazarika, whose death on November 5 last year at the age of 85 was mourned by people across India, Bangladesh and elsewhere, was remembered by various speakers yesterday at the Nehru Centre, including India's High Commissioner Jaimini Bhagwati, who hails from Assam.

A photo of the late artiste – also known as the 'Bard of Brahmaputra' who established a personal relationship with millions of people through his music – was installed in the Nehru Centre, the cultural wing of the Indian high commission here..... Read More

Sunday, June 24, 2012

In memoriam

A musical evening was organised in the Capital on World Music Day to commemorate legends Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Bhupen Hazarika, Mehdi Hassan, Jagjit Singh and Suchitra Mitra who all passed away in the last few months. Titled ‘Shradhanjali’, the event was presented by Oskus Entertainment Films and Promotions, and took place at Sri Satya Sai International auditorium. more ...

Saturday, June 16, 2012

No peace at resting place

Guwahati, June 14: His funeral site was meant to be a hallowed ground, a place of pilgrimage, in line perhaps with your dreams of a serene setting where you could sit listening to Bhupenda’s songs and be at peace with yourself and the world around you.

Yet just seven months after the passing of the maestro, his memory and his music are about to be desecrated — land demarcation has begun for a highway that will pass just 6.5 metres from the land where Bhupenda was laid to rest on the Gauhati University campus in Jalukbari...... Read More

Monday, June 4, 2012

Assam creates Limca record for guitar ensemble

Source : The Hindu , 04 June , 2012

Assam created a new Limca record by holding the largest guitar ensemble of the country in which 5,406 guitarists paid tribute to legendary singer Bhupen Hazarika by playing his famous number “Bistirno Parore” at Sarusajai stadium here on Sunday.

As soon as the guitar enthusiasts finished playing Hazarika's number, Limca Book of Records official Smita Thomas announced that it was a new national record. The previous was the ensemble of 1,730 guitarists in Shillong. They played Bob Dylan's “Knocking on Heaven's door” in 2007.

Three guitar enthusiasts organised the ensemble under the banner Hope Event with the target of creating a new world record by breaking the one currently held by Poland with 6,346 guitarists. “We are quite happy with our achievement because while Poland created the record as a country we have been able to achieve this as a State,” said Subhrajyoti Das of the Hope Event management group.

The participants, both amateur and professionals including children, turned out in large groups for the event despite a heavy downpour through the day. Popular singer Rupam Bhuyan sang the number.

The balladeer's sister and popular Assamese singer Sudakshina Sarma, his brother and singer Samar Hazarika said they were overwhelmed to witness the ensemble organised to pay tribute to the legendary singer. They lauded the organisers for their efforts to take Hazarika's music to a global audience.

Cultural Affairs Minister Pranati Phukan sang a few lines from the Hindi version of the number “Ganga Behti Ho kyun” before the actual event to cheer the crowd while Assam Environment and Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain, joined other singers in singing some other popular numbers of Hazarika to celebrate the achievement.

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