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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 .
Musician, Singer, Lyricist
94 years, 5 months, 25 days, 7 hours, 27 minutes, 21 seconds.
34512 Total days
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Category: Musician, Singer, Lyricist
|Real Name||Dr. Bhupen Hazarika|
|Pet / Nick Name||Sudhakantha|
|Profession||Musician, Singer, Lyricist, Poet, Filmmaker|
|Origin||Guwahati, 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)|
|Birthplace||Sadiya, Assam Province, British India|
|Zodiac Sign||Not Sure|
|Star Sign (Nakshatra)||Not Sure|
|Alive Or Dead||Dead|
|Date Of Death (DOD)||-- 11/11/2011 (M/D/Y)|
|After Death Timeline||9 years
21 seconds |
3402 Total days
Personality, Physical Appearance
Body, Height, Weight
|Body Measurements||Not Known|
|Bhupen Hazarika's Height||5 feet / 152 Centimeters|
|Weight||55 kg / 121.275 lbs|
|Eye Colour||Black Eyes|
|Hair Length||Medium Length|
|Nature||Openness to Experience|
Father / Mother, Family Details
|Bhupen Hazarika Father||Nilakanta Hazarika|
|No. Of. Brothers||1|
|No. Of. Sisters||1|
|Brother(s)||Jayanta Hazarika (Singer)|
Family Photos and Details
Father – Nilakanta Hazarika
Mother – Shantipriya Hazarika
Brother – Jayanta Hazarika (Singer)
Sister – Sushma Hazarika
Note : He had total 9 siblings.
Relationship, Affairs, Wife / Husband, Girlfriends / Boyfriends
|Bhupen Hazarika Relationship Status||Engaged|
|Interested In||Not Known|
|Marital Type||Not Sure|
|Spouse||Wife - Priyamvada Patel|
Affairs/Girlfriends – Lata Mangeshkar, Kalpana Lajmi
|Bhupen Hazarika's Wedding Date||- 01/01/1950|
|Together Timeline||- 71 years
21 seconds |
25996 Total days
|Separated Timeline||- 0 years
0 seconds |
0 Total days
Son / Daughter, Children Details
|No.Of. Male Kids||1|
|No.Of. Female Kids||0|
Son – Tej Hazarika
Daughter – Not Known
Caste, Religion, Community, Mother Tongue, Languages Known
|Bhupen Hazarika's Caste||Father - Not Known|
|Mother - Same As Fathers|
|Mother Tongue||Not Revealed Yet|
|Languages Known||English, Hindi, Marathi|
Address, Native, Hometown, Current City
|Native / Origin||Guwahati, Assam, India|
|Home Town||Guwahati, Assam, India|
|Bhupen Hazarika's Current City||Guwahati, Assam, India|
|School||Sonaram High School, Guwahati, Assam Dhubri Government High School, Assam Tezpur High School, Assam|
|College||Cotton University, Guwahati, Assam Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh Columbia University, New York|
|Bhupen Hazarika's Qualification||Intermediate 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 Notes||Not Known|
|Does Bhupen Hazarika, Consume Alcohol?||Yes|
|Does Bhupen Hazarika, Smoke Cigarettes?||Not Sure Yet|
|Is Bhupen Hazarika, Swims?||Yes|
|Is Bhupen Hazarika, Yoga Practitioner?||Not Sure Yet|
|Is Bhupen Hazarika, a Jogger?||Not Sure Yet|
|Bhupen Hazarika's Hobbies||Movies, Listening to Music|
|Music||loves all forms of music|
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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 Actor||Not Known|
|Favourite Actresses||Not Known|
|Favourite Film(s)||Not Known|
|Favourite Director(s)||Don't Know|
|Favourite Food||Not Known|
|Favourite Drink||Not Known|
|Favourite Fruit||Not Known|
|Preferred Outfit||Not Known|
|Preferred Perfume||Not Known|
|Favourite Destination(s)||Not Known|
|Bhupen Hazarika's Favourite Colour||Not Known|
|Favourite Musician||Not Revealed Yet|
|Favourite Singer(s)||No Such|
|Favourite Song(s)||Not Known|
|Favourite Sport(s)||Not Revealed Yet|
- 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
|Bhupen Hazarika's Salary||(approx)|
Movable and Immovable Assets
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.
- Posthumously honoured with Bharat Ratna in 2019
- Bhupen Hazarika Museum in Guwahati, Assam is named after him
- The longest road bridge of India, Dhola-Sadiya Bridge was named after him in 2017
- Honoured with the commemorative postage stamp by India Post in 2013 and 2016
- Posthumously honoured with Padma Vibhushan in 2012
- 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
- Asom Ratna (highest civilian award of Assam) in 2009
- All Assam Students Union erected a life-size statue of Bhupen on the banks of Digholi Pukhuri in Guwahati in 2009
- Padma Bhushan in 2001
- 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
- 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