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Condolences to Hemen P. Barooah’s family.

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

On behalf of the Board Members of The Bhupen Hazarika Foundation we express our deepest condolences to Hemen Prasad Barooah's family and close associates for the loss of their revered and loved one. Hemen Prasad Barooah, 'Hemen Da' will be missed. He was always gentle and sympathetic beyond compare. ...

Genius of Bhupen Hazarika

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Genius of Bhupen Hazarika Arupjyoti Saikia Bhupen Hazarika (1926-2011) emerged as a central figure in Assam giving voice to the aspirations and imagination of Assamese nationalism. Despite his deep-rootedness in his own cultural context, his music and ideas were universal and constantly engaged with the people in a dialogic process. I too wanted ...

The house Bhupen called home

Friday, March 9th, 2012

The house Bhupen called home - Hazarika’s Calcutta address wallows in neglect, associates rue apathy DIPANJAN SINHA Bhupen Hazarika’s house at 77B Golf Club Road in Calcutta. Telegraph picture Calcutta, March 7: A three-storey house with shut windows, worn colour and a locked collapsible gate breaks the urgency of life brimming ...


Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Melody Man The Assamese poet's repertoire of songs is firmly anchored in his environment. By Avirook Sen The structural engineer in Alaska turned the heat on full blast inside his car and hummed to the strains of Moi eti jajabor (I am a wanderer). The road was endless, he ...


Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

MEANINGS FOR MILLIONS Bhupen Hazarika The Question Mark "Educate and inform the whole mass of the people. They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty" -warned Thomas Jefferson. Lallu, the laborer in a Bombay wheat mill often wonders at a paradox of ...

Shantanu Moitra on Bhupen Hazarika

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

Shantanu Moitra, Hindustan Times Mumbai, April 12, 2008 I first heard the song O Ganga on Doordarshan. Both, the song and the singer, had me glued to the TV screen. At the end of the song, a name flashed below the name of the song: Bhupen Hazarika. I was about 11 ...

Bard of the Brahmaputra

Tuesday, October 25th, 2005

A few weeks ago, in the northern Assam town of Tezpur, a small group gathered in the elegant drawing room of the Goswamis, a prominent doctor couple, sipping drinks and listening to a long- time politician recount one of his favorite ...

A Song and its Singer

Thursday, October 20th, 2005

It's the same voice: rich, highly emotive, beautifully timbered, sonorously resonant. The voice that age has not managed to fell or even to lay low, the voice that entire generations of true-blue Assamese boys and girls have grown up on, the voice that has had men and women across ...

Dr. Bhupen Hazarika – Short Bio

Wednesday, June 9th, 2004

Bhupen Hazarika Birth: 1926 Birthplace: Sadiya, Assam. Profession: Playback Singer, Bollywood. Family: wife Bhupenda, as he is lovingly called by millions, is recognised by many as one of the greatest cultural figures that Assam has produced, next only to Sri Sri Sankaradeva, the Vaishnavite preacher of the 15th century, and Rupkonwar Jyoti Prasad Agarwalla, the ...

Old man river… keeps rolling along

Monday, November 4th, 2002

You don't have to be a rich man's son to move around the world. You don't have to compromise on your principles to carve out your own following in Bollywood. You can just be Bhupen Hazarika and watch fate take you places. ZIYA US SALAM speaks to the veteran composer, ...

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