Google is celebrating the 96th delivery anniversary of legendary singer Bhupen Hazarika with a doodle. Hazarika, who died in 2011, was a musician, singer, poet, filmmaker, and lyricist. Besides, he additionally served as an MLA within the Assam meeting throughout 1967-72. Popularly generally known as ‘Sudhakantha’, he has labored in a whole bunch of movies in his profession spanning six many years.
The doodle, that includes Hazarika taking part in the harmonium, was created by Mumbai-based visitor artist Rutuja Mali.
Hazarika, who was born on September 8, 1926 in Assam, grew up surrounded by songs and people tales about life alongside the Brahmaputra river. He recorded his first music on the age of 10.
The singer accomplished his Intermediate in Arts in 1942 and MA from Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in 1946. Soon after, he left for New York the place he lived for 5 years and acquired his doctorate (PhD) in Mass Communication from Columbia University in 1952.
After finishing his research, Hazarika began singing at All India Radio in Guwahati. He additionally used to translate Bengali songs to Hindi and lend his voice to these songs.
Over time, Hazarika created quite a few compositions, having a penchant for telling individuals’s tales by means of songs – tales about happiness and grief, of unity and braveness, romance and loneliness, and even strife and willpower.
Over the years, he turned the voice of many hearts as he sang songs in superhit movies like ‘Rudali‘, ‘Mil Gayi Manzil Mujhe‘, ‘Saj‘, ‘Darmiyan‘, ‘Gajgamini‘, ‘Daman‘, and ‘Kyun‘.
Hazarika gained a number of prestigious awards together with the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Padma Shri, and Padma Bhushan, for his excellent contribution to music and tradition. He was honoured posthumously with the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award, in 2019.