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Dr. Bhupen Hazarika’s 95th birth anniversary: Assam CM pays tributes

Bhupen Hazarika is known as one of Assam’s greatest playback singer, lyricist, musician, poet and filmmaker. His works in music were largely in the Assamese language.

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GUWAHATI-   Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday paid his rich tributes to legendary music maestro Bharat Ratna Dr. Bhupen Hazarika on his 95th birth anniversary.

Taking to his Twitter CM Sarma wrote, “Paid rich tributes to legendary music maestro Bharat Ratna Dr Bhupen Hazarika on his 95th birth anniversary. May the timeless and universal compositions of the Bard of Brahmaputra continue to inspire humanity for generations to come.”

Bhupen Hazarika is known as one of Assam’s greatest playback singer, lyricist, musician, poet and filmmaker. His works in music were largely in the Assamese language.

Bhupen Hazarika, who made fame as a musician, was born on 8 September 1926 to Nilakanta and Shantipriya Hazarika in Sadiya .  His father was originally from Nazira, in Sibsagar. The eldest of ten children, Bhupen Hazarika (as also his siblings) was exposed to the musical influence of his mother, who exposed him to lullabies and traditional Music of Assam.

In 1936, Bhupen Hazarika recorded his first song at the Aurora Studio in Kolkata for the Selona Company. His association with the icons of Assamese culture at Tezpur was the beginning of his artistic growth and credentials. Subsequently, Hazarika sang two songs in Agarwala’s film Indramalati (1939): Kaxote Kolosi Loi and Biswo Bijoyi Naujawan at the age of 12. He wrote his first song, Agnijugor Firingoti Moi at the age of 13 and he was well on his way to becoming a lyricist, composer and singer.

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