Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Bhupenda’s Zindabad Mandela archived

GUWAHATI, Dec 13 – As people from across the globe together with their political leaders pay tribute to the greatest political icon of the contemporary world, and feel connected to Nelson Mandela, Assam, too, can feel connected to Madiba in a befitting manner.
This has been made possible by Assam’s music maestro, the late Dr. Bhupen Hazarika, when way back in 1990, in the presence of Mandela, Dr Hazarika sang (also wrote its lyrics and composed the music) Zindabad Mandela at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
The Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Literary and Cultural Forum, in a statement, said that at the initiative of the Forum, the ‘musical gem’ has been archived at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory (NMCM) with accession# NMAP 2013/002 since February 2013.
“So, any person visiting NMCM in South Africa can access and appreciate this song in praise of Mandela by the late Dr Hazarika.” Dr Sangita Choudhury, joint secretary of the Forum said.
Source : The Assam Tribune , 14 December 2013