Saturday, June 6, 2015

Bhupen Hazarika’s wife dies in Canada

Priyabada Patel Hazarika, widow of the legendary Bupen Hazarika passed away in Ottawa, Canada on Wednesday, reports quoting family sources said. She was 88 and survived by her only son Tez Bhupen Hazarika.
 
Priyabada Patel Hazarika, widow of the legendary Bupen Hazarika passed away in Ottawa, Canada on Wednesday (June 3), reports quoting family sources said. She was 88 and survived by her only son Tez Bhupen Hazarika.
 
Married to Hazarika when the latter was doing his PhD in Mass Communication in the Columbia University, US, way back in 1950, Priyambada belonged to a Gujarati family who had business interests in Kenya. She however had moved away after having lived with him for more than a decade, assisting Bhupen Hazarika in several of his early films and had also acted in “Era Bator Sur”, a film that Hazarika had made in 1956. Priyam, as she was popularly known, was also dance director of that film.
 
While she had all along lived in Canada after having left Hazarika in the early-1960s, Priyam however had come to Assam a year after the music legend passed away in November 2012.
Source : The Indian Express