Thursday, July 30, 2015

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Directive on memorial of Dr Hazarika

GUWAHATI, July 28 - Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has directed the PWD and Cultural Affairs Departments to execute the construction of Dr Bhupen Hazarika Samadhi Kshetra on a war footing and complete the memorial of the State’s cultural icon before November 5. The Chief Minister’s directive came at a meeting to review the progress of the construction work of the memorial at his official residence at Khanapara here on Monday evening.
An official release stated that the review meeting was held as a part of the series of steps he has undertaken to complete the construction of the Samadhi Kshetra before November this year. In the meeting, the Chief Minister also took stock of different parts of the memorial that will add sanctity and glitz to the whole project.
Gogoi also asked the concerned functionaries to take necessary steps so that the Samadhi Kshetra reflects the essence of the immortal creations of the music maestro. He asked the implementing department for adequate steps to make arrangement for playing the maestro’s musical numbers in the Samadhi Kshetra.
Minister for Cultural Affairs Bismita Gogoi, Minister of Water Resources Basanta Das, Chief Secretary VK Pipersenia, Commissioner and Secretary Dr Ravi Kota, Commissioner and Secretary Cultural Affairs Department Preetom Saikia, Vice Chancellor of Gauhati University Prof Mridul Hazarika, Editor-in-Chief, Dainik Agradoot Kanak Sen Deka along with other dignitaries were present at the meeting. Source : The Assam Tribune , 28 July 2015

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Unfortunate I couldn’t make Bhupen Hazarika biopic: Pooja Bhatt

Actress-turned-director Pooja Bhatt says she was very keen on producing the biopic of legendary musician Bhupen Hazarika but had to back out as she felt she would not be able to do justice to the story.
The untitled film chronicles the love story of Hazarika and his wife Kalpana Lajmi. Lajmi, a filmmaker herself, has written the story.
“I was very keen to make a film on Bhupen Hazarika. Kalpana Lajmi said she wants to make a film. I was riveted because their love story was so complex. When I read Kalpana’s first draft, I wept. I wanted to make a film on him because he was a legend, his music and his voice, the man he was, the complexities of him,” Pooja said on the sidelines of Jagran Film Festival.
“But unfortunately there were no takers. I felt I could not do justice to the film. I told Kalpana that I will not be able to do justice to his story with the limited resources that I have. That’s unfortunately how it ended,” she added. To read the full story Click here

Young Bhupen Hazarika with Phani Sarma ,Bishnu Rabha & Jyoti Prasad Agarwala

Wednesday, July 8, 2015