Saturday, September 24, 2016

Tripura: Meet Manisha Hazarika, the passionate propagator of Bhupendra sangeet

AGARTALA:  It was Bhupen Hazarika’s unique style of penning songs that immortalized his creations as ‘Bhupendra Sangeet’ when he was a living legend. Known for portraying the social life of Assam and voicing for commoners, Hazarika was undoubtedly a people’s artist. Musicians say that the great singer will be remembered for his versatility.

‘Music is my life, my family and I want to dedicate my life for music.’ Generally, music artists or music lovers utter the line to make others understand the strong bond between them and the music. But there is one singer who has decided to spread songs written by her elder brother-in-law to each and every corner of the country and global as well. She is Manisha Hazarika.

Priyanka Deb Barman from TNT- The Northeast Today met Manisha Hazarika during her one-day stay in Agartala. Born in a music background family in Kolkata, Manisha got married to renowned Assam-based music composer Jayant Hazarika, younger brother of music maestro Bhupen Hazarika when she was 19 years old. She discovered her as luckiest woman who got a platform to nurture her talent in her in-laws’ house.......