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Bhupen Hazarika
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Bhupen Hazarika in 2011
Born8 September 1926

Died5 November 2011 (aged 85)

NationalityIndian
Other namesSudha kantha
Alma materCotton UniversityBenaras Hindu UniversityColumbia University
OccupationMusician, singer, poet, filmmaker, lyricist
Years active1939–2010
Notable work
Rudaali
Darmiyaan: In Between
Gaja Gamini
Daman
Indramalati
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
MovementIndian Peoples Theater Association
Spouse(s)Priyamvada Patel
ChildrenTej Bhupen Hazarika (b. 1952)
Parent(s)
  • Nilakanta Hazarika
  • Shantipriya Hazarika
RelativesJayanta Hazarika( Brother)
AwardsBharat Ratna (2019) (Posthumously)
Padma Vibhushan (2012) (Posthumously)
Padma Shri (1977)
Dadasaheb Phalke Award (1992)
Padma Bhushan (2001)
Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship (2008)
Asom Ratna (2009)
Friends of Liberation War Honour (2011)
Websitewww.bhupenhazarika.com
Signature
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Bhupen Hazarika was an Indian playback singer, lyricist, musician, singer, poet and filmmaker from Assam, widely known as Sudhakantha. His songs, written and sung mainly in the Assamese language by himself, are marked by humanity and universal brotherhood and have been translated and sung in many languages, most notably in Bengali and Hindi. His songs, based on the themes of communal amity, universal justice and empathy, have become popular among the people of Assam, besides West Bengal and Bangladesh. He is also acknowledged to have introduced the culture and folk music of Assam and Northeast India to Hindi cinema at the national level. He received the National Film Award for Best Music Direction in 1975. Recipient of Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1987), Padmashri (1977), and Padmabhushan (2001), Hazarika was awarded with Dada Saheb Phalke Award (1992), Highest award of India for cinema, by the Government of India, and Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship (2008), the highest award of the Sangeet Natak Akademi, India’s The National Academy for Music, Dance and Drama. He was posthumously awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second-highest civilian award, in 2012. Hazarika also held the position of the Chairman of the Sangeet Natak Akademi from December 1998 to December 2003. He was posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award, in 2019.

 

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