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Bhupen Hazarika was one of the legendary artists born in Sadiya Assam on 8 September1926. He was an Indian Musician, Lyricist, Composer, Playback Singer, Film Producer, Film Director, Film Actor, Politician & Poet who worked mostly in Assamese and Hindi language. He is recognized amongst the leaders to have introduced the Assamese folk music and culture in Hindi cinemas.
|Other Professions:||Composer Film Actor Film Director Film Producer Magician Playback Singer Poet Politician Singer|
Bhupen Hazarika Biography, Relationship & Career
His mother exposed him to folk music of Assam. At age 10 in 1936, he recorded his first song for the Selona Company at Aurora Studio. Afterward, he sang Biswo Bijoyi Naujawan and Kaxote Kolosi Loi for the Assamese film Indramalati (1939) and wrote Agnijugor Firingoti Moi his first song when he was 13.
Bhupen Hazarika finished his schooling in 1942 from Tezpur High School and did his MA in Political Science from Cotton College in 1946. Degree from Columbia University in 1952 where he met Priyamvada Patel and married her. He has his only child with her named Tez Hazarika.
He was the MLA (Independent) at the Assam Legislative Assembly from 1967-72 and also contested as the candidate of Bharatiya Janata Party for the Lok Sabha election in 2004. He was a legend and as a singer, he will always be remembered for his diction and baritone voice. As a lyricist, he will always be remembered for his parables and poetic compositions. His song Manush Manusher Jonno was picked as the 2nd best song in Bangladesh following their National Anthem. A bio-pic movie was made on him titled Moi Eti Zazabor(‘I’m a Wanderer’) in 1986. For all his achievements, he was felicitated with Bharat Ratna posthumously in the year 2019.
Personal Info of Bhupen Hazarika
|Home Town||Sadiya, Tinsukia , Assam|
|Address||Guwhati , Assam|
|School||Sonaram High School, Guwahati Dhubri Government High School Tezpur High School|
|College||Cotton College, Guwahati Pan Bazaar Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi Columbia University, New York Cotton University|
|Net worth||$10 Million|
Favourite things of Bhupen Hazarika
|Favorite color||White, Black|
|Favorite food||Sea Food|
Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Bhupen Hazarika
- In the age of 13, he wrote his first song.
- At the age of 10, he started singing because of his interest in singing since childhood.
- He composed a thousand songs and even 15 novels in his life.
- In 1993, he became the first Indian to win the award for the"Best Music for the movie Rudaali" at the"Asia Pacific International Film Festiva" held in Japan.