Important Facts about Bhupen Hazarika

Bhupen Hazarika popularly known as the ‘Bard of Brahmaputra’ for his evergreen songs like ‘Dil hoom hoom kare’ and ‘O Ganga behtio ho kyun’.
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  • Bhupen Hazarika was a playback singer, lyricist, musician, singer, poet and film-maker from Assam and he is widely known as Sudhakantha.
  • Bhupen Hazarika was born in 1926 in Assam’s Tinsukia district.
  • He attended Columbia University from where he completed his PhD in Mass Communication.
  • He is popularly known as the ‘Bard of Brahmaputra’ for his evergreen songs like ‘Dil hoom hoom kare’ and ‘O Ganga behtio ho kyun’.
  • He mainly wrote and sang in the Assamese language.
  • Bhupen was much influenced by tribal music.
  • He received the National Film Award for Best Music Direction in 1975.
  • Hazarika was awarded with Dada Sahab Phalke award , India’s highest award in cinema in 1992.

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