Bhupen Hazarika’s childhood was spent on the banks of the Brahmaputra river surrounded by life-based songs and folk tales. He was greatly affected by it. What he learned in his childhood, he applied well in his art.
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Today is the 96th birth anniversary of legendary musician Bhupen Hazarika, popularly known as Sudha Kanthi. Bhupen Hazarika, who composed music for films like Prativandi and Rudali, is not only famous as a musician but also a lyricist, singer, poet and a filmmaker. Google also paid tribute to this iconic lyricist-composer of Indian films by creating a special doodle. This doodle of Bhupen Hazarika was created by Mumbai based artist Rituja Mali.
Google paid tribute to Bhupen Hazarika by making a doodle
In this doodle created by Google, it can be seen that Bhupen Hazarika is sitting with a harmonium in his hand. A sweet smile on his face. Along with the harmonium, a mic is also placed in front of it. Bhupen Hazarika is shown in traditional attire. He also has a towel bearing the identity of Assam on his shoulder, on which the popular Japi design of the place is visible. This doodle celebrates Bhupen Hazarika’s work in popularizing Assamese cinema and folk music.
Let us say, Bhupen Hazarika was one of the foremost social and cultural reformers of Northeast India. His creations were so powerful that they united people from all walks of life. Hazarika was born on 8 September 1926 in Sadia, Assam. His father’s name is Neelkanth and mother’s name is Shantipriya Hazarika. His father’s home is in Nazira town of Sibsagar district. Bhupen Hazarika’s childhood was spent on the banks of the Brahmaputra river surrounded by life-based songs and folk tales. He was greatly affected by it. What he learned in his childhood, he applied well in his art.
Bhupen Hazarika has been honored with many awards for his invaluable contribution to Indian cinema. In 1975, Bhupen Hazarika was awarded the National Film Award for Best Regional Film. Besides, he has also received the biggest award in the film world, Dadasaheb Phal. In 2011, he was also awarded the Padma Bhushan for his contribution to the industry.