Bhupen Hazarika

Bhupen HazarikaBhupen Hazarika, also known as Xudha kontho, was an Assamese playback singer, lyricist, musician, poet, and filmmaker. His songs, which he wrote and sang mostly in Assamese, are marked by humanity and universal brotherhood, and have been translated and sung in a variety of languages, most notably Bengali and Hindi.

His songs, which focus on communal harmony, universal justice, and empathy, are particularly popular in Assam, West Bengal, and Bangladesh. He is also credited with introducing Assamese and Northeast Indian culture and folk music to Hindi cinema on a national scale.

In 1975, he won the National Film Award for Best Music Direction, the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1987), the Padmashri (1977), and the Padmabhushan (2001), the Dada Saheb Phalke Award (1992), India’s highest film award, and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship (2008), the Sangeet Natak Akademi’s highest award. In 2012, he received the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second-highest civilian award, and in 2019, he received the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award. From December 1998 to December 2003, Hazarika also served as Chairman of the Sangeet Natak Akademi.

Bhupen Hazarika Songs –