Guwahati: Today marks the 94th birth anniversary of the legendary music maestro widely known as Sudhakanta, Dr. Bhupen Hazarika. People from all over the state are paying their tributes and fondly remembering the bard of Brahmaputra on his birth anniversary.
The state government has organized a programme at Bhupen Hazarika Samadhi Kshetra at Jalukbari in Guwahati to pay tributes to the legendary singer.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah too paid tributes to Dr. Hazarika on his birth anniversary, saying the maestro enriched the lives of millions with his music and strengthened social harmony.
“Tributes to Bard of Brahmaputra & pride of India, Bharat Ratna Dr. Bhupen Hazarika ji on his Jayanti. As a music maestro and multi-faceted personality, Bhupen Da enriched the lives of millions with his music compositions strengthening social harmony and universal brotherhood,” Shah tweeted.
Taking to Twitter, vice president Venkaiah Naidu stated, “Remembering the legendary singer, lyricist, and composer Dr. Bhupen Hazarika on his birth anniversary today. The music maestro has enthralled millions of people through his melodious songs. His baritone voice and poetic compositions still leave listeners spellbound.”
Meanwhile, Assam Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi, chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and finance minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma also recalled Dr. Hazarika on his birth anniversary.
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শিল্পৰ মহাসমুদ্ৰৰ অক্লান্ত শিল্পী, অসমৰ গৌৰৱ, ভাৰতৰত্ন ড° ভূপেন হাজৰিকাদেৱৰ জন্মদিৱসত তেখেতৰ গীতেৰেই মহান শিল্পীগৰাকীলৈ সশ্ৰদ্ধ প্ৰণিপাত জনালোঁ। সুধাকণ্ঠৰ গীতে বৰ অসমক চিৰদিন বান্ধি ৰাখক তাকেই কামনা কৰিলোঁ। pic.twitter.com/lxWNsp7Qmu
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) September 8, 2020
Dr. Hazarika was born on this day in 1926 and passed away on November 5, 2011. He was awarded the Bharat Ratna in 2019.