Archive for November, 2011

“Aakaxi  Ganga Bisora Nai Nai Bisora Swarna Olankar Nisthur Jibonor Xangramot Bisaru Moromor Mat Exar….” Perhaps very few people in the world had as profound an effect on the masses through songs as this man has. The eminent Assamese poet, writer, lyricist, producer and film-maker, Dr.Bhupen Hazarika, aged 85, passed away at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute, in Mumbai on 5thNovember, 2011. He had a multi-organ failure. He was a cultural icon of north-east India and was instrumental in creating a footprint of the Assamese film industry on the global map. Dr.Hazarika was one of the last balladeer in India.With his trademark Nepali cap and an enthralling voice, he won the heart of millions across the world. Read more