Bhupen Hazarika had a distinct voice, clear and easily recognizable. His voice had the power to make everyone stop and listen. In a career spanning over half a century, he donned several hats such as a film-maker, singer, composer, journalist and author among others. The legend left this world after a long illness. India has lost two music maestro’s in less than a month, the other being irreplaceable ghazal singer Jagjit Singh, who passed away last month after fighting a massive brain stroke. Dr. Hazarika’s contribution to the Indian cinema, and Assamese in particular is an inspiration for many. May he rest in peace. ‘Dil hoom hoom kare’ and ‘Oh Ganga Tum, Ganga Behti Ho Kyun?’ will resonate among his fans for a long time to come.


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