Today is the 10th death anniversary of Bhupen Hazarika, renowned lyricist, singer, poet and filmmaker of the subcontinent.
Dr. Bhupen Hazarika, widely known as Sudhakantha, was born in Assam of India on September 8 in 1926.
His songs, based on the themes of communal amity, universal justice and empathy, have become popular among the people of Assam, West Bengal and Bangladesh. He has introduced the culture and folk music of Assam and Northeast India to Hindi cinema at the national level.
Bhupen Hazarika received the Indian National Film Award as best music director in 1975. He received various prestigious awards for his contribution to the music, including, Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1987), Padmahri (1977), Padmabhushan (2001), 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.
The versatile artiste breathes his last on November 5 in 2011.