Assam: Glowing tributes paid to legendary musician Bhupen Hazarika on 9th death anniversary

Chief Minister Sonowal also called upon the youth to study the life and works of the ‘Bard of Brahmaputra’
Assam: Glowing tributes paid to legendary musician Bhupen Hazarika on 9th death anniversary
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal pays tribute to Bhupen Hazarika at his Samadhi Kshetra in Guwahati

GUWAHATI

Rich tributes were paid to Bharat Ratna Dr Bhupen Hazarika on his ninth death anniversary on Thursday with a commemoration programme organised by the state Directorate of Cultural Affairs at the music maestro’s Samadhi Kshetra at Jalukbari.

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal speaking in the commemoration programme said, “Bharat Ratna Dr Bhupen Hazarika’s creations promote harmony in society. His invaluable contributions act as a bridge in taking forward the Assamese community to the global platform.”

Sonowal also offered floral tribute at the statue and samadhisthal of the cultural doyen.

Stating that Dr Hazarika’s songs carried deeper meanings of life and society, transcending the boundaries of the country and region, Dr Hazarika was able to establish Assamese identity on the global cultural map and introduced the world to the music and culture of the State.

Chief Minister Sonowal also called upon the youth to study the life and works of the ‘Bard of Brahmaputra’, as the music maestro is also known, saying that a deep understanding of Dr Hazarika’s creations would broaden their outlook and boost humanitarian values among them.

Apart from Assamese songs, Hazarika composed, wrote and sang many songs in Bengali and Hindi as well till the 1990s. Some of his popular Bengali numbers include “Ami Ek Jajabor,” “Ganga Amar Ma”, “Hey Dola Hey Dola” and “Manush Manusher Janya.”

Union minister of state for Youth Affairs and Sports and MP from Arunachal Pradesh, Kiren Rijiju took to Twitter to remember Dr Hazarika saying, “Fondly remembering Bharat Ratna Dr Bhupen Hazarika on his death anniversary. His voice and contribution in making the first feature film of Arunachal Pradesh will forever reverberate in our hearts. Nation will remember him for his immense contribution to India’s music industry.”

In his tweet, Assam minister Parimal Suklabaidya said, “His immense contributions to the musical culture of Assam and India is an evergreen inspiration.”

All India Mahila Congress president, Sushmita Dev, also tweeted saying, “Bhupen Hazarika took Assam to the world and brought world into Assam through his songs. His music promoted universal brotherhood, bringing all of us together for peace.”

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