Cultural Desk : dhakamirror.com
Today is the 97th anniversary of the birth of eminent singer, lyricist and musician Bhupen Hazarika, who is still popular among music lovers in Bangladesh.
He conquered the heart of thousands in Bangladesh rendering timeless songs, including Manush Manusher Janya, Ami Ek jajabar, Amra Korbo joy, Bistirna Duparer, Megh Thom Thom Kore, O Nodire, Aj Jiban Khuje Pabi, Ekkhana Megh, Hey Dola, Pratidhwani Shuni, Sagar Sangame and Bimurto Ei Ratri Amar.
Bhupen Hazarika was born on September 8, 1926 to Nilakanta and Shantipriya Hazarika in Assam in India.
He sang two songs in noted lyricist, playwright and the first Assamese filmmaker Jyotiprasad Agarwala-directed film Indramalati at the age of 12.
He wrote many songs based on the themes of peaceful harmony, universal justice and empathy in Assamese language that were translated into Bangla, Hindi and others.
He was posthumously awarded both the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second-highest civilian award, in 2012, and the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award, in 2019.
Bhupen Hazarika passed away on November 5, 2011.