✅Bhupen Hazarika is also a poet, lyricist, songwriter, composer, singer, music director, filmmaker and politician. He was born on 8 September 1926 in a happy family in Sadiya, Assam.
|Born||8 September 1926|
|Died||5 November 2011, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute, Mumbai.|
|Bharalumukh, Sadiya, Assam.|
|Occupation||Poet, lyricist, songwriter, composer, singer, music director, filmmaker, politician.|
|Education||Cotton University, Benaras Hindu University, Columbia University.|
|Awards||Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Padma Bhushan.|
|Other Name||Sudha Kontho|
✅Bhupen Hazarika has 10 siblings, among whom he is the eldest. His mother used to sing lullabies and traditional songs of Assam to all of them in their childhood, which also influenced them. His father was mainly a resident of Nazira town of Sivasagar district but His father moved to Bharalumukh area of Guwahati in 1929. Now in 1932 he went to Dhubri and in 1935 he went to Tezpur. At this time Bhupen was only 10 years old, at this time he met Assamese film producer Jyotiprasad Agarwal and the famous Assamese revolutionary poet Bishnu Prasad Rabha and where he (Borgeet) met Shrimant Sankardev and Shri Sung traditional classical Assamese devotional songs written by Sri Madhavdev.
✅Hazarika went to Kolkata in 1936 where he recorded his first song at Aurora Studios for the Celona Company.
✅Hazarika matriculated from Tezpur High School in 1940 and completed BA (1944) and MA (1946) in Intermediate Arts and Political Science from Cotton College in 1942 after which, for some time, he worked at All India Radio, Guwahati. He received a scholarship to Columbia University, after which he left for New York in 1949. There he earned a PhD (1952) on his thesis “A proposal for preparing the basic education of India for use”.
✅While studying at Columbia University, Bhupen Hazarika met Priyamvada Patel, whom he married in 1950. Their only child, Tej Hazarika, was born in 1952, leading to their return to India in 1953.
|Spouse||Priyam Hazarika (m. 1950–2011)|
|Sudakshina Sarma (sister) Jayanta Hazarika (brother).|
|Member of||Assam Legislative Assembly.|
|Political Party||Bharatiya Janata Party (2004–2011).|
|Notable Work||Rudaali, Darmiyaan, In Between, Gaja Gamini, Daman, Indramalati.|
|Movement||Indian Peoples Theater Association.|
✅Before entering the world of music and after returning from Colombia, he was posted as a teacher in Gauhati University but after some time he again showed his interest in the music world and moved to Kolkata where he established himself as a successful music director. and established as a singer.
✅Hazarika sang more than 30 songs in her entire life which became superhits, which include Dil Hoom Hoom Kare, Ami Ek Jajabar, Manush Manusher Janya, Amra Korbo Joy, Hey Dola Hey Dola, Ganga Amar Maa and others.
✅Bhupen’s songs in the Assamese language based on the themes of love, universal justice and empathy became extremely popular among the people of Assam, West Bengal and Bangladesh. He is also known for introducing the culture and folk music of Assam and Northeast India to Hindi cinema on a national level. He has also received the National Film Award for Best Music Direction in 1975, the Padma Shri (1977), the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1987), and the Padma Bhushan (2001) and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award (1992), the highest award for music. And in the world of music, the Cinema and Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship (2008), the highest award of the Sangeet Natak Akademi in India. In addition, he was posthumously awarded both India’s second highest civilian award, the Padma Vibhushan, in 2012, and India’s highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna, in 2019.
✅If we talk about Bhupen Hazarika’s salary, it was ₹5-₹6 crore monthly and the total net worth is $40 million in dollars and ₹350 crore in rupees.
✅Hazarika was hospitalized at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute in Mumbai on 30 June 2011 but died of multi-organ failure on 5 November 2011 and her body was kept at Judges Field in Guwahati. He was cremated on 9 November 2011 near the Brahmaputra River on a plot of land donated by Gauhati University. An estimated more than five lakh people attended his funeral.