Bhupen Hazarika

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Bhupen Hazarika is an Indian Musician, Singer, Lyricist, Poet, Filmmaker. Bhupen Hazarika is born on 8 September 1926 at Sadiya, Assam Province, British India and her real age is 94 years 5 months .

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profession Occupation
Musician, Singer, Lyricist

age Current Age
94 years, 5 months, 25 days, 7 hours, 27 minutes, 21 seconds.
34512 Total days

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Article Type: Biography
Category: Musician, Singer, Lyricist
NameBhupen Hazarika
Real NameDr. Bhupen Hazarika
Pet / Nick NameSudhakantha
ProfessionMusician, Singer, Lyricist, Poet, Filmmaker
OriginGuwahati, Assam, India

Age, Dob, Birthplace, zodiac, star sign

Bhupen Hazarika Age (Current)94 years 5 months 25 days old
Date Of Birth (DOB)-- 09/08/1926 (M/D/Y)
BirthplaceSadiya, Assam Province, British India
Zodiac SignNot Sure
Star Sign (Nakshatra)Not Sure

Death Details

Alive Or DeadDead
Date Of Death (DOD)-- 11/11/2011 (M/D/Y)
After Death Timeline9 years 3 months 22 days 7 hours 27 minutes 21 seconds
3402 Total days

Personality, Physical Appearance

Body, Height, Weight

Body TypeSlim
Body MeasurementsNot Known
Zero SizeN/A
Bhupen Hazarika's Height5 feet / 152 Centimeters
Weight55 kg / 121.275 lbs

Face Properties

Face ShapeOval
Eye ColourBlack Eyes
Nose TypeSharp
Hair ColourBlack
Hair LengthMedium Length
Dimple StatusNo


NatureOpenness to Experience
CharacterGood Human
NegativeNot Known

Father / Mother, Family Details

Bhupen Hazarika FatherNilakanta Hazarika
MotherShantipriya Hazarika
No. Of. Brothers1
No. Of. Sisters1
Brother(s)Jayanta Hazarika (Singer)
Sister(s)Sushma Hazarika

Family Photos and Details

Father – Nilakanta Hazarika

Mother – Shantipriya Hazarika

Brother – Jayanta Hazarika (Singer)

Bhupen Hazarika With His Brother Jayanta

Sister – Sushma Hazarika

Note : He had total 9 siblings.

Bhupen Hazarika With Lata Mangeshkar
Bhupen Hazarika With Kalpana Lajmi
Bhupen Hazarika With Priyamvada Patel and Tej Hazarika

Relationship, Affairs, Wife / Husband, Girlfriends / Boyfriends

Bhupen Hazarika Relationship StatusEngaged
Interested InNot Known
Marital StatusMarried
Marital TypeNot Sure
SpouseWife - Priyamvada Patel

Affairs/Girlfriends – Lata Mangeshkar, Kalpana Lajmi

Wedding Details

Bhupen Hazarika's Wedding Date- 01/01/1950
Together Timeline- 71 years 2 months 4 days 7 hours 27 minutes 21 seconds
25996 Total days
Divorce Date-
Separated Timeline- 0 years 0 months 0 days 0 hours 0 minutes 0 seconds
0 Total days

Son / Daughter, Children Details

No.Of. Male Kids1
No.Of. Female Kids0

Kids Details

Son – Tej Hazarika

Daughter – Not Known

Caste, Religion, Community, Mother Tongue, Languages Known

ReligionNot Known
Bhupen Hazarika's CasteFather - Not Known
Mother - Same As Fathers
CommunityNot Known
Mother TongueNot Revealed Yet
Languages KnownEnglish, Hindi, Marathi

Address, Native, Hometown, Current City

Native / OriginGuwahati, Assam, India
Home TownGuwahati, Assam, India
Bhupen Hazarika's Current CityGuwahati, Assam, India
AddressNot Known

Education, Qualification

SchoolSonaram High School, Guwahati, Assam Dhubri Government High School, Assam Tezpur High School, Assam
CollegeCotton University, Guwahati, Assam Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh Columbia University, New York
Bhupen Hazarika's QualificationIntermediate Arts from Cotton College (1942) Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh (1944) Master of Arts in Political Science from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh (1946) PhD from Columbia University, New York (1952)
Other Education NotesNot Known


Life Style

Does Bhupen Hazarika, Consume Alcohol?Yes
Does Bhupen Hazarika, Smoke Cigarettes?Not Sure Yet
Will Drive?Yes
Is Bhupen Hazarika, Swims?Yes
Is Bhupen Hazarika, Yoga Practitioner?Not Sure Yet
Does Gym?No
Is Bhupen Hazarika, a Jogger?Not Sure Yet
Eating Habit?Non-Vegetarian

Hobbies, Interests

Bhupen Hazarika's HobbiesMovies, Listening to Music
FoodGujarati, Rajasthani
Musicloves all forms of music
SportsNot Known
  • He liked to collect the handwritings of famous people. His most treasured ones were from Somerset Maugham, Pablo Picasso. He had the handwritings of almost all the former president’s of India; the most favourite being of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
Bhupen Hazarika With APJ Abdul Kalam
  • He liked reading, writing, singing, and watching films.
  • At the age of 10, he sang Borgeet (the traditional classical Assamese devotional songs written by Srimanta Sankardeva and Sri Sri Madhabdeva) at a public function, which was taught by his mother.
  • At the age of 13, he wrote his first song titled ‘Agnijugor Firingoti Moi.’
  • When he was working in the radio station in Guwahati, he met a 16-year-old girl and fell in love with her. He could not see her again because he went to the USA. Years later, he met the girl again at a wedding ceremony in Kolkata, the girl had already married to somebody by then and Bhupen was married to Priyamvada.
  • During his college days, Bhupen used to go cycling to the ghats (bank of the river) and used to hear Ustad Bismillah Khan do his riyaz (practise) from distance. In the evenings, he used to visit the temples to hear Siddheshwari Devi sing.
  • During his stay in New York, he became friends with Paul Robeson, a musician, actor, and activist. Paul influenced his music and his song ‘Bistirno Parore.’ He translated this song to several Indian languages including Hindi and Bengali.
  • Following the Greenwich village’s music scene, he sang with Paul Robeson and was jailed for participating in the civil rights demonstrations.
Paul Robeson
  • On his way to the USA, he was allowed a three-day stopover in Paris. He was determined to meet Picasso and got a chance to meet him. Talking about his meeting with Picasso, Bhupen said- He was a very good-looking man. We had a conversation on his art and he was impressed when I told him I liked his paintings from the Blue Period.”
  • He met Priyamvada Patel at Columbia University. They got married in 1950 and had a child Tez Hazarika in 1952. They came back to India in 1952.
  • In 1963, when Bhupen was being escorted to a meeting, a policeman came to him and told him that Indira Gandhi wanted to hear him sing. Bhupen sang Ganga Behti Hai Kyun…(Bistirno Dupare… in Bengali). Talking about the incident, he said- It amused me to see Congress leaders clapping for a fiery Marxist who was using the Ganga as a metaphor to rant against injustice.


  • Bhupen met Kalpana Lajmi for the first time when Kalpana Lajmi was 17 and Bhupen was 45 years old, at Kalpana’s uncle Atmaram’s home. Bhupen was there to score music for his uncle’s film Aarop (1973). Lazmi describes his meeting with Bhupen as -The doorbell rang and there he stood, painfully thin, dark circles under his kind eyes, a dazzling smile, wearing a shirt that had two cigarette burn marks. I was a fat, awkward teen, in my school uniform. It must have been love at first sight.
  • Bhupen and Kalpana came in a relationship but he always introduced Kalpana as his manager. According to Kalpana, they had a talk about marriage, when Bhupen was 80. Bhupen told her that they should marry now, in reply, Kalpana lashed out at him and said -I always wanted marriage. But, you never bothered to ask me when you were 48, 58, or 68. At 80 you dare ask me to marry you?”
  • After returning from the USA in 1953, he started a close association with the leftist Indian People’s Theatre Association. He became the Secretary of the Reception Committee of the Third All Assam Conference of IPTA, which was held in 1955.
  • He has also worked with the legendary artist M. F. Husain. When Bhupen was composing music for Husain’s Gaja Gamini (2000), Husain told him that Bhupen should think of his songs as paintings on the celluloid canvas.
Bhupen Hazarika With M. F. Husain
  • Bhupen is considered to be the avant-gardist of Bengali Cinema. He is believed to have influenced ‘Jivanmukhi Geet,’ the famous genre of West Bengal music, started by Kabir Suman in 1990s.
  • In 1993, Bhupen was elected as the president of Assam Sahitya Sabha. The same year, he became the first Indian to win Best Music for the film “Rudaali” at the Asia Pacific International Film Festival in Japan (1993).
  • Bhupen served as the Chairman of Sangeet Natak Akademi December 1998 to December 2003.
  • Bhupen had also been the Assam Film Development Council and Central Board of Film Certification.
  • He was appointed as the member of the Prasar Bharti Board in 2003.
  • In 2011, he recorded the songs of the film Gandhi to Hitler, which also became the last film that he had worked on.
  • He has written more than 15 books including Demystifying Dr Bhupen Hazarika: Envisioning Education for India and Winged Horse: 76 Assamese Songs.

Favourites and Preferences

Favourite ActorNot Known
Favourite ActressesNot Known
Favourite Film(s)Not Known
Favourite Director(s)Don't Know
Favourite FoodNot Known
Favourite DrinkNot Known
Favourite FruitNot Known
Preferred OutfitNot Known
Preferred PerfumeNot Known
Favourite Destination(s)Not Known
Bhupen Hazarika's Favourite ColourNot Known
Favourite MusicianNot Revealed Yet
Favourite Singer(s)No Such
Favourite Song(s)Not Known
Favourite Sport(s)Not Revealed Yet

Gossips, Controversies

  • In 2019, when it was announced that Bhupen would get Bharat Ratna, his son Tej called it as ‘a display of short-lived cheap thrills.’ Tez claimed that while Bhupen was being conferred with the highest civilian award in India, the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 had been passed in Lok Sabha, which was against his father’s belief and position.
  • Bhupen ignited controversy in 2009. He sang a song in praise of the Tarun Gogoi’s government when in 2004, he had criticised his government during the 20o4 parliamentary elections of Assam.

Net Worth, Earnings, Salary and Assets

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Debut Singing (As a Child Artist): Kaxote Kolosi Loi from the film Indramalati (1939)

Singing : Siraj (1948)

Film Director : Era Bator Sur (1956)

Famous Assamese Songs :

  • Moi Eti Jajabor
  • Bistirno Parore
  • Ganga Mor Maa
  • Manuhe Manuhor Babey
  • Bimurto Mur Nixati Jen
  • Gupute Gupute Kimaan Khelim, and more

Famous Hindi Songs

  • Dil Hoom Hoom Kare
  • Samay O Dhire Chalo
  • Betain Na Betain Na Raina
  • Ek Kali Do Pattiyan, and more


Political Party – Bharatiya Janata Party

Political Journey :

  • In 1967, he was elected as a member in the Assam Legislative Assembly from Nauboicha constituency and served as an independent MLA from 1967 to 1972.
  • In 2004, he joined BJP and contested in the 2004 Lok Sabha polls as a BJP candidate from the Guwahati constituency, but lost.
Bhupen Hazarika With Atal Bihari Vajpayee During 2004 Lok Sabha Election Campaign


Honors, Awards

  • Posthumously honoured with Bharat Ratna in 2019
Tej Hazarika Receiving Bharat Ratna
  • Bhupen Hazarika Museum in Guwahati, Assam is named after him
Bhupen Hazarika Museum
  • The longest road bridge of India, Dhola-Sadiya Bridge was named after him in 2017
Dhola-Sadiya Bridge
  • Honoured with the commemorative postage stamp by India Post in 2013 and 2016
Bhupen Hazarika Postal Stamp
  • Posthumously honoured with Padma Vibhushan in 2012
Tez Hazarika Receiving Padma Vibhushan
  • Posthumously honoured with Muktijoddha Padak (awarded as Friend of the Freedom Struggle) by Bangladesh Government in 2011.
  • Asom Sahitya Sabha posthumously honoured him with the title “Biswa Ratna” in 2011
  • Assam Cricket Association renamed the Barshapara Cricket Stadium as Dr Bhupen Hazarika Cricket Stadium in 2010
Dr Bhupen Hazarika Cricket Stadium
  • Asom Ratna (highest civilian award of Assam) in 2009
Bhupen Hazarika Receiving Asom Ratna
  • All Assam Students Union erected a life-size statue of Bhupen on the banks of Digholi Pukhuri in Guwahati in 2009
Bhupen Hazarika Life-size Statue
  • Padma Bhushan in 2001
Bhupen Hazarika Receiving Padma Bhushan
  • Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1992
  • Gold Medal from the State Government of Arunachal Pradesh in 1979
  • Padma Shri in 1977
  • Lifetime Achievement Award at Rabindra Bhawan in Guwahati

President Gold Medal

  • For the film Shakuntala in 1960
  • For the film Pratidhwani in 1964
  • For the film Lotighoti in 1967

National Awards

  • Best Music Director for the film Chameli Memsaab in 1975
  • Best Feature Film in Assamese for the film Shakuntala in 1961 Sangeet Natak Akademi Award
  • Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1987
  • Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship in 2008


Bhupen Hazarika During His Days at Columbia University






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