BHUPEN HAZARIKA

  • Republic Day tableaux to serve up a slice of India January 22, 2014

    New Delhi: From the construction of the Pir Panjal Railway Tunnel in Kashmir to a tribute to Assamese singer Bhupen Hazarika, and from the story of the valiant Tipu Sultan to an evocation of the confluence of nomadic tribes in Jammu and Kashmir, these are some of the themes which...
  • Irrfan Khan: Will do Bhupen Hazarika biopic if I'm offered the role October 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Versatile actor Irrfan Khan says although he has not been offered the lead role in a biopic on Bhupen Hazarika, he would love to essay the legendary musician on screen. "I was not offered the role, but if they (the makers) offer it to me, I would love to...
  • Not doing Bhupen Hazarika biopic: Irrfan Khan October 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Actor Irrfan Khan has denied reports that he is playing Bhupen Hazarika in Kalpana Lajmi's upcoming biopic, saying the role was never offered to him. There were reports that after enjoying critical acclaim for his performance in "The Lunchbox", Irrfan has the Bhupen Hazarika biopic in his kitty. "I...
  • Pooja Bhatt may play Kalpana Lajmi in a biopic on Bhupen Hazarika October 1, 2013

    Mumbai: A biopic on Bhupen Hazarika, being produced by Pooja Bhatt, may see the actressfilmmaker essay the role of filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi in the legendary musician's life. Hazarika and Lajmi shared a passionate 40yearold relationship. Entitled 'Dhumuha: The Storm', the movie is jointly written by Lajmi and Pooja's father Mahesh Bhatt. Lajmi...
  • Kalpana Lajmi to direct a biopic on her relationship with Hazarika March 12, 2013

    Mumbai: Mahesh Bhatt, who had written and directed celebrated films like 'Arth' and 'Zakhm' based on his own life, is set to pen another biopic -- this one based on the passionate 40-year-long relationship between legendary musician Bhupen Hazarika and filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi, who will direct it. Entitled 'Dhumuha: The Storm',...
  • Jahnu Barua conferred first Bhupen Hazarika Award December 4, 2012

    Pune: National Awardwinning director Jahnu Barua has been honoured with the first Bhupen Hazarika National award in recognition to his contribution to Indian cinema. The award, instituted in the memory of the late musical icon by Punebased Sarhad known for its work in border areas and conflict zones, was presented...
  • Assam pays tribute to Bhupen Hazarika November 6, 2012

    Guwahati: The state paid rich tributes to Assam's most famous and popular musical icon Bhupen Hazarika on Monday on his first death anniversary. Allreligion prayers, cultural shows and processions were organised across the state to pay tributes to Hazarika, often called the "bard of Brahmaputra". His songs were played in...
  • Govt announces names of Padma award winners January 25, 2012

    However, PMO sources have made it clear that no Bharat Ratna will be awarded this year. ...
  • Hazarika, Mario Miranda get Padma Vibushan January 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Late lyricist and singer Bhupen Hazarika and former civil servant and governor TV Rajeswar have been chosen for Padma Vibushan award, the second highest civilian honour, for this year's Padma awards. Late cartoonist Mario de Miranda, 88yearold eminent painter, K G Subramanyan and Kantilal H Sancheti, well known orthopaedic...
  • To those we said goodbye in 2011... RIP December 23, 2011

    New Delhi: They entertained, educated and enlivened our lives with their talent and sheer brilliance. As another year draws to a close, it is time to remember their magic and say adieu once again to some of those who left us in 2011. Bhimsen Joshi: In what was described as the...
  • Sea of humanity sheds tears at Hazarika last rites November 9, 2011

    Guwahati: It was the end of an era as the mortal remains of the bard from Assam, Bhupen Hazarika, went up in flames Wednesday with his son Tej lighting the funeral pyre amid sobs and wails from a sea of humanity. Heartrending scenes were witnessed at the Gauhati University campus, close...
  • I was very fond of Hazarika: Lata Mangeshkar November 8, 2011

    Mumbai: Mourning the death of Bhupen Hazarika, Lata Mangeshkar says there won't be another one like him and that she not only fell in love with his music but enjoyed his company as he was always full of life and joy. "I sang for him way back in the 1950s...
  • Hazarika to be cremated on Wednesday: Assam CM November 8, 2011

    New Delhi: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday announced that music maestro Bhupen Hazarika will be cremated on Wednesday. The legendary singer's last rites will be conducted in Guwahati as his son Tez is flying in from New York for the cremation. The Assam and Arunahcal governments have declared a state...
  • Hazarika's songs fill the streets of Assam November 6, 2011

    Tinsukia (Assam): He is no more, yet his voice filled the streets of many parts of Assam Sunday, as bereaved fans of music maestro Bhupen Hazarika pulled out their collection of the bard's evergreen songs and soaked themselves in his golden voice once again. In this small town in upper Assam,...
  • I started my career with Bhupen Da: Onir November 6, 2011

    New Delhi: Director Onir, who started his film career with Bhupen Hazarika, says he will always remember the late singercomposer for his incredible voice. "Very sad to hear about the demise of Bhupenda. I started my career in the Hindi film industry by working in Daman with Kalpana Lajmi and Bhupenda. "Remember...
  • Hazarika's last rites to be performed in Guwahati November 6, 2011

    Guwahati: Massive arrangements are being made in Assam's main city of Guwahati for the funeral rites of music maestro Bhupen Hazarika who passed away in a Mumbai hospital Saturday. According to plans, a scheduled Jet Airways flight carrying Hazarika's coffin will arrive at the Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi Airport in Guwahati around...
  • Hazarika's death plunges Kolkata into a gloom November 6, 2011

    Kolkata: Gloom descended in the Kolkata music and cultural world as news of master balladeer Bhupen Hazarika's death spread Saturday evening. Hazarika had a long association with Kolkata, and rendered a rich oeuvre of Bengali songs, which have retained their popularity through the decades. 'Aami Ek Jajabar', 'Bistirna Dupare', 'Ganga amar Ma',...
  • Hazarika, the Bard of Brahmaputra, no more November 5, 2011

    Mumbai: The country lost one of its music doyens on Saturday as singercomposer Bhupen Hazarika, who wove a magical tapestry out of traditional Assamese music and lyrics, died at a hospital in Mumbai following a prolonged illness. "It was a multiorgan failure. The end came around 4:30 pm," Jayanta Narayan Saha,...
  • Music world mourns, remembers Bhupen Hazarika November 5, 2011

    Singer Bhupen Hazarika died in Mumbai's Kokilaben Hospital on Saturday due to multiple organ failure. ...
  • Hazarika's death big loss for music: Bollywood November 5, 2011

    New Delhi: After Jagjit Singh passed away last month, noted musiccomposer Bhupen Hazarika's death has further left a huge void in the Indian music industry, say celebrities. Hazarika, who was on a ventilator for four months, had been in and out of hospital. He passed away Saturday at Kokilaben Hospital in...
  • Bollywood mourns Bhupen Hazarika's death November 5, 2011

    Bhupen Hazarika's directorial debut 'Era Batar Sur' came in the year 1956 and there was no looking back after that. ...
  • Remembering legendary singer, composer Bhupen Hazarika November 5, 2011

    Dr Bhupen Hazarika, who recorded his first song at the of 12, died due to multiple organ failure. ...
  • Bard of Brahmaputra Bhupen Hazarika dead November 5, 2011

    Mumbai: Acclaimed singer and music director Dr Bhupen Hazarika died in Mumbai's Kokilaben Hospital on Saturday due to multiple organ failure. He was admitted there since June 29, 2011. Hazarika, wove a magical tapestry out of traditional Assamese music and lyrics. "It was a multiorgan failure. The end came around 4:30...
  • Singer Bhupen Hazarika's condition worsens November 2, 2011

    New Delhi: Music maestro Bhupen Hazarika condition has worsened, sources claimed on Wednesday, adding that he developed Pneumonia around Diwali. They said that after developing Pneumonia, Bhupen underwent a surgery. Sources also said that he had been put on dialysis as both his kidneys have failed. The 85yearold was hospitalised in June after...
  • Bhupen Hazarika hospitalized June 30, 2011

    Mumbai: Music maestro Bhupen Hazarika has been admitted to the intensive care unit of a hospital in suburban Andheri here after he complained of breathing problems. The 85yearold was hospitalised yesterday after he suffered breathing problems. He was treated immediately. He is stable and doing fine, hospital sources told PTI today. The...
  • Hazarika wills assets to Kalpana Lajmi December 4, 2010

    Music maestro Bhupen Hazarika has bequeathed a major portion of his properties and assets to long time companion Kalpana Lajmi, giving her credit for the rise in his career graph. But the decision has irked his family members who are crying foul. "Kalpana Lajmi is my business partner since 1977 and...
  • Bhupen Hazarika recommended for Gandhi Peace Prize May 22, 2009

    Guwahati: Assam's cultural icon Bhupen Hazarika's name has been recommended by Governor Shiv Charan Mathur on Thursday for the Gandhi Peace Prize of 2008. The prestigious award, instituted by the Union ministry of culture, is given to individuals and institutions for their outstanding contribution towards social, economic and political transformation through...
  • 'No Asom please, we're Assamese' January 17, 2007

    New Delhi: Bombay could turn Mumbai, Uttaranchal could swiftly change into Uttarakhand, but the people of Assam are resisting a state government's move to change the name of the state to Asom. A move by the state government is facing stiff challenge from eminent citizens, litterateurs, educationists and journalists in the...