Thursday, November 26, 2015

Source : Aninor Sangbad , 29/09/2015

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Source : Niyomiya Barta , 21/10/2015

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Source : Adinor Sombad , 27/09/2015

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Source : Dainik Asam , 31/10/2015

Diwali celebration- Nijoraparot Bhupenda in 2010

Photo source : Asomiya Pratidin , 5th Nov 2010

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Source : Asom Bani , 15-08-2015

Saturday, November 7, 2015

CM opens Dr Hazarika’s samadhikshetra

GUWAHATI, Nov 5: Music lovers, young and old alike, rose to the occasion as millions paid homage to legendary singer-composer Dr Bhupen Hazarika across the length and breadth of the State on his fourth death anniversary today.

Activities marking the occasion started early this morning and continued till late night with people, irrespective of caste, creed and status, thronging venues decked up for the occasion in all the districts.

In Guwahati, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi inaugurated the Dr Bhupen Hazarika Samadhikshetra (memorial) located at Jalukbari and also unveiled the specially designed life-size statue of the maestro, inside the campus.

The Asam Sahitya Sabha also organised ‘Samanwayor Divas’ in the Gauhati University playground this morning to commemorate the death anniversary of the ‘Bard of Brahmaputra’ where more than 10,000 singers who converged from across the State sang Jilikabo Luitore Paar in unison – one of the immortal creations by the music maestro.  

Speaking at the function organised in the Dr Bhupen Hazarika Memorial campus, Gogoi offered his tributes to Dr Hazarika, stating that it is through the life and works of the legendary musician that the Assamese society could be promoted in the world milieu.

“For the Assamese society, Dr Bhupen Hazarika’s works will fetch what Rabindranath Tagore’s works did for the Bengali society. We would take all necessary steps to preserve and promote the legend’s work across the globe as they reflect the mindset of our society,” Gogoi said.    

“Dr Bhupen Hazarika was more than just a musician. He was a humanist, a progressive thinker and a revolutionary leader. Both Brahmaputra and Bhupen Hazarika will remain the lifeline of the Assamese society,” Gogoi opined.

The Chief Minister while addressing the gathering announced that the State Government would allocate Rs 10 crore to preserve and promote Dr Hazarika’s work across the country.

“I have spoken to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal so that a statue of Dr Hazarika could be installed in the capital. There are also plans involving Columbia University from where Bhupen-‘da’ received his doctorate degree,” Gogoi said.

He assured that the memorial would be further developed with additions of an archive and a museum so that it can emerge as a preferred destination for those who desire to know about the life and works of Dr Hazarika.

The inauguration ceremony was also attended by noted singer and sister of Dr Hazarika, Sudakshina Sarma, Cultural Affairs Minister Bismita Gogoi, PWD Minister Ajanta Neog, Irrigation Minister Chandan Sarkar and Vice Chancellor of Gauhati University Dr Mridul Hazarika, besides a host of other noted personalities and family members of Dr Bhupen Hazarika.  

The All Assam Students’ Union too observed the occasion in the customary fashion at Dighalipukhuripaar and people from various walks of life gathered to pay floral tributes to the legend.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Bhupen Hazarika’s songs on Liberation War to be translated into several Indian and foreign languages

“I had been to Dhaka a few times. I know how popular my father was in Bangladesh. The people of Bangladesh have a lot of respect for the jajabor (wanderer),” Tez Hazarika, son of Bhupen Hazarika, told
Tez recalled his father’s emotional relationship with Bangladesh.
“I had received the award conferred to my father by the government of Bangladesh for his exemplary works on the Liberation War,” said Tez.
The bard’s songs continue to be the source of inspiration for millions of Bangladeshis.
"Manush manusher jonno (humans are for humanity)" became the second most loved song after Bangladesh’s national anthem, "Amar sonar Bangla (my golden country).”
His song on Bangladesh’s freedom struggle, “Joy joy nabajata Bangladesh (Victory to the newborn Bangladesh)", inspired the mukti joddhas (freedom fighters).
After the death of his father, Tez founded the Bhupen Hazarika Foundation (BHF).
BHF plans to translate Hazarika’s compositions into all Indian languages.
“I want to spread my father’s works across the globe,” said Tez, an independent publisher based in America.
Tez was in New Delhi to attend the legendary singer’s 4th death anniversary.
“So long as the mighty Brahmaputra keeps flowing, Bhupenda’s songs and tunes will reverberate across the valley and will continue to act as a source of inspiration,” said BHF Secretary Dipanka Hazarika.
Echoing the view, Director of the National Book Trust Dr Rita Choudhury said that the music maestro’s works would continue to inspire not only the people of Assam but the entire north-eastern states.
“I spent the golden period of my life at Chowkham, NEFA (Now Arunachal Pradesh). But I heard the maestro’s songs during those days which spread the message of universal brotherhood and unity among all the communities of northeast India,” said Choudhury.
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