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Bhupen Hazarika

Bhupen Hazarika

 

AWARDEE

 

Bharat Ratna Award | 2019 Awardees

  • Nanaji Deshmukh
  • Bhupen Hazarika
  • Pranab Mukherjee

Bharat Ratna Award | 2015 Awardees

  • Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee
  • Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya (Posthumous)

Bharat Ratna Award | 2014 Awardees

  • Shri Sachin Tendulkar
  • Professor C. N. R. Rao

Bharat Ratna Award | 2009 Awardee

  • Pandit Bhimsen Joshi

Bharat Ratna Award | 2001 Awardees

  • Ustad Bismillah Khan
  • Sushri Lata Mangeshkar

Bharat Ratna Award | 1999 Awardees

  • Pandit Ravi Shankar
  • Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi (Posthumous)
  • Professor Amartya Sen
  • Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan (Posthumous)

Bharat Ratna Award | 1998 Awardees 

  • Shri Chidambaram Subramaniam
  • Smt M.S. Subbulakshmi

Bharat Ratna Award | 1997 Awardees

  • Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
  • Smt Aruna Asaf Ali (Posthumous)
  • Shri Gulzarilal Nanda

Bharat Ratna Award | 1992 Awardees

  • Shri Satyajit Ray
  • Shri J.R.D Tata
  • Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (Posthumous)

Bharat Ratna Award | 1991 Awardees

  • Shri Morarji Desai
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (Posthumous)
  • Shri Rajiv Gandhi (Posthumous)

Bharat Ratna Award | 1990 Awardees

  • Nelson Mandela
  • Dr B.R Ambedkar

Bharat Ratna Award | 1988 Awardee

  • Shri M.G Ramachandran

Bharat Ratna Award | 1987 Awardee

  • Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan

Bharat Ratna Award | 1983 Awardee

  • Shri Acharya Vinoba Bhave

Bharat Ratna Award | 1980 Awardee

  • Mother Teresa

Bharat Ratna Award | 1976 Awardee

  • Shri K. Kamaraj (Posthumous)

Bharat Ratna Award | 1975 Awardee

  • Shri V.V Giri

Bharat Ratna Award | 1971 Awardee

  • Smt Indira Gandhi

Bharat Ratna Award | 1966 Awardee

  • Shri Lal Bahadur Shashtri (Posthumous)

Bharat Ratna Award | 1963 Awardee

  • Dr. Pandurang Vaman Kane

Bharat Ratna Award | 1962 Awardees

  • Dr. Zakir Husain
  • Dr. Rajendra Prasad

Bharat Ratna Award | 1961 Awardees

  • Shri Purushottam Das Tandon
  • Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy

Bharat Ratna Award | 1958 Awardee

  • Dr. Dhondo Keshav Karve

Bharat Ratna Award | 1957 Awardee

  • Pt. Govind Ballabh Pant

Bharat Ratna Award | 1955 Awardees

  • Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru
  • Dr. M Visvesvaraya
  • Dr. Bhagwan Das

Bharat Ratna Award | 1954 Awardees

  • Dr. C.V Raman
  • Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
  • Shri C. Rajagopalachari
Bhupen Hazarika

 

(8 September 1926 – 5 November 2011) 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
  • Recipient of Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1987), Padmashri (1977), and Padmabhushan (2001), Hazarika was awarded with Dada Saheb Phalke Award (1992), He was posthumously awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second-highest civilian award, in 2012.He was posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award, in 2019.
 RATNA

 

  • Hazarika, who made fame as a musician, was born on 8 September 1926 to Nilakanta and Shantipriya Hazarika in Sadiya , Assam.
  • The eldest of ten children, Bhupen Hazarika was exposed to the musical influence of his mother, who exposed him to lullabies and traditional Music of Assam.
  • It was in Tezpur that Bhupen Hazarika in 1935, was discovered by Jyotiprasad Agarwala, the noted Assamese lyricist, playwright and the first Assames Filmmaker and Bishnu Prasad Rabha, renowned Assamese artist and revolutionary poet, where he sang a Borgeet.
RATNA

 

  • 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.
  • Hazarika studied at Sonaram High School at Guwahati, Dhubri Government High School and matriculated from Tezpur High School in 1940. He completed his Intermediate Arts from Cotton College in 1942, and his BA (1944) and MA (1946) in Political Science from Banaras Hindu University. • he won a scholarship from Columbia University and set sail for New York in 1949. There he earned a PhD (1952)
RATNA

 

  • Hazarika began close association with the leftist Indian People’s Theatre Association soon after returning from the USA in 1953.
  • Soon after completing his education, he became a teacher at the Gauhati University.
  • But after a few years, he left the job and went to Kolkata where he established himself as a successful music director and singer. During that period, Hazarika made several award-winning Assamese films such as Shakuntala, Pratidhwani, etc. and composed evergreen music for many Assamese films.
RATNA

 

  • He contested as a Bharatiya Janata Party candidate in the 2004 Lok Sabha elections from the Guwahati constituency, persuaded by Chandan Mitra via Kalpana Lajm which he lost to the Indian National Congress candidate Kirip Chaliha.
  • Hazarika was hospitalized in the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute in Mumbai in 2011. He was admitted to the intensive care unitHe died of multi-organ failure on 5 November 2011.His body lay in state at Judges Field in Guwahati and cremated on 9 November 2011 near the Brahmaputra river in a plot of land donated by Gauhati University. His funeral was attended by an estimated half a million people
ASSAMESE SONGS

 

His famous songs include (in Assamese):

  • Bistirno Parore
  • Moi Eti Jajabor
  • Ganga Mor Maa
  • Bimurto Mur Nixati Jen
  • Manuhe Manuhor Babey
  • Snehe Aamar Xoto Shrabonor
  • Gupute Gupute Kimaan Khelim
  • Buku Hom Hom Kore