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Google Doodle Honours The Late Vocalist Bhupen Hazarika, A PhD Candidate Who Excelled In The Field of Music

Dr. Bhupen Hazarika, a renowned Assamese vocalist, musician, and cinematographer whose works had a significant impact on the state’s social-economic transformations and national integration, is being honored with a Google Doodle in honor of his 96th birthday. Rutuja Mali, a special guest artist, made today’s doodle. Dr. Hazarika’s work helped Assam’s regional filmmaking and acoustic blues gain popularity. He received India’s highest honor, the Bharat Ratna, in 2019, almost 8 years following his passing.

On the same day in 1926, in Assam’s Sadiya, Dr. Hazarika was born to Shantipriya Hazarika and Nikakanta Hazarika. Upon the river Brahmaputra’s bank, he lived. Of his ten brothers, he was indeed the oldest. His mother first provided him with artistic talents when she exposed him to Assamese traditional music.

Due to a job, his father relocated to Tezpur. When he performed traditional songs at a gathering at the age of 10 years old, lyricist Jyotiprasad Agarwala and director Bishnu Prasad Tabha noticed his talent. In 1936, Hazarika made his debut recording in Kolkata.

Bhupen Hazarika

Google Doodle Appreciation Blog

“At the age of ten, they assisted Hazarika in recording his debut song, which began his musical career. By the age of twelve, Hazarika had already written and recorded the music for two Indramalati films, Kaxote Kolosi Loi and Biswo Bijoyi Naujawan “Google Doodle published a blog post.

Dr. Bhupen Hazarika excelled in the classroom as well. In 1946, he earned his MA in political theory from BHU. He spent some time working for All India Radio. Bupen Hazarika traveled to Columbia University in 1949 to study for a doctorate after receiving an international scholarship. In 1952, he earned his doctorate in research.

Bupen Hazarika’s Popularity

Bupen Hazarika committed his life to spreading the popularity of Assamese culture after he visited the United States. Using his music, he led a societal movement to combat casteism. He received numerous honors throughout his more than 6 music industry, including the Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, Dadasaheb Phalke Award, and Sangeet Natak Akademi Award.

In films like ‘Ek Pal’, ‘Rudaali’, and ‘Daman’, Dr. Bhupen Hazarika sang. In 1967, he also represented the province as an MLA. But he came up short in the national elections in 2004. On November 5, 2011, he passed away. “Happy birthday, Bhupen Hazarika! Your music and movies still inspire admiration for Assam’s rich culture “Google remarked.

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