The unforgettable Bhupen Hazarika

Updated: November 06, 2011 14:15 IST

A multifaceted genius, Bhupen Hazarika who served as the bridge between the North-East and mainland India passed away today on November 05 2011, at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital due to multiple organ failure.

The unforgettable Bhupen Hazarika
A multifaceted genius, Bhupen Hazarika who unified and projected the North-east of India globally, passed away on November 05 2011.

Coming Up: Some of Dr Hazarika's unforgettable work
The unforgettable Bhupen Hazarika
Chameli Memsaab: Dr Bhupen Hazarika, a name every Indian is proud of, composed the music for Chameli Memsaab, which won the prestigious award for the Best Regional Film at the 23rd National Film Awards in 1975.
The unforgettable Bhupen Hazarika
Rudaali: The eminent composer and singer Dr. Bhupen Hazarika scored the music of the film. The song Dil Hum hum kare from the movie is immortal and unforgettable.

In 1993, he was recognised as the first Indian music director for Best Music internationally for Rudaali at the Asia Pacific International Film Festival in Japan.
The unforgettable Bhupen Hazarika
Chingaari: A Bollywood movie released in 2006 was directed by Kalpana Lajmi and was based on the novel, The Prostitute and the Postman by Bhupen Hazarika.
The unforgettable Bhupen Hazarika
Darmiyaan: In Between: In 1996 Dr. Bhupen Hazarika composed the music for Pan Pictures Hindi feature film Darmiyaan, starring Kiron Kher and Tabu, directed by Kalpana Lajmi.
The unforgettable Bhupen Hazarika
Gaja Gamini: The bard of Brahmaputra, Bhupen Hazarika composed the music for this film.

For Bhupen Hazarika music has always been his first love. He was awarded a Gold Medallion in New York as the best interpreter of India's folk songs by Eleanor Roosevelt.
The unforgettable Bhupen Hazarika
Daman: A Victim of Marital Violence: Legendary Bhupen Hazarika was the music composer of the film.

The Bengal Journalist's Association awarded him the Indira Gandhi Smriti Purashkar in 1987.
The unforgettable Bhupen Hazarika
Ek Pal: He directed music for this film starring Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah and Farooq Shaikh, directed by Kalpana Lajmi.

The Sangeet Natak Academy, New Delhi awarded him for outstanding contribution towards Indian music in 1987.
The unforgettable Bhupen Hazarika
Saaz: (1998) Bhupen Hazarika scored the music for this Sai Paranjpye film, allegedly based on the life of legendary singing sisters of Bollywood, Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle.

In 1979 and 1980 he won the Ritwick Ghatak Award for Best Music Director for two plays - Mohua Sundari and Nagini Kanyar Kahini.
The unforgettable Bhupen Hazarika
Aparoopa: A 1982 Assamese film which had music by Bhupen Hazarika.

He also won Assam's Man of the Year award in 1987.

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