Bhupen Hazarika Birthday, Age, Family & Biography


Bhupen Hazarika

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BIRTHDAY 8 September, 1926
BIRTH PLACE Sadiya , Tinsukia , Assam
COUNTRY India
AGE (in 2011) 85 Years Old
BIRTH SIGN Virgo
Last Updated on : June 1, 2017

Appearance: Assamese Bollywood

Birthday Countdown, Age and Birthday Facts

Bhupen Hazarika was 85 years, 1 month & 27 days old age.


About   Edit

Bhupen Hazarika was one of the legendary artists born in Sadiya Assam on 8 September1926. He was an Indian Musician, Lyricist, Composer, Playback Singer, Film Producer, Film Director, Film Actor, Politician & Poet who worked mostly in Assamese and Hindi language. He is recognized amongst the pioneers to have introduced the Assamese folk music and culture in Hindi cinemas.

Career

He was the eldest son of Shantipriya and Nilakanta Hazarika who had ten children. His mother exposed him to folk music of Assam. At the age of 10 in 1936, he recorded his first song for the Selona Company at Aurora Studio. Subsequently, he sang Biswo Bijoyi Naujawan and Kaxote Kolosi Loi for the Assamese film Indramalati (1939) and wrote Agnijugor Firingoti Moi his first song when he was 13.
 
Bhupen Hazarika completed his schooling in 1942 from Tezpur High School and did his MA Political Science from Cotton College in 1946. Later, he earned his Ph.D. Degree from Columbia University in 1952 where he also met Priyamvada Patel and married her. He has his only child with her named Tez Hazarika.
 
He was the MLA (Independent) in the Assam Legislative Assembly from 1967-72 and also contested as the candidate of Bharatiya Janata Party for the Lok Sabha election in 2004.
 
He died on 5 November 2011 due to multi-organ failure and was cremated near the Brahmaputra River.

Awards Receipt

AWARD NAME AWARD CATEGORY RECEIPT YEAR RECEIPT FIELD
Padma Shri Civilian Award 1977 Arts
Dadasaheb Phalke Award Indian Cinema Award 1992 Assamese Film Industry
Padma Bhushan Civilian Award 2001 Arts
Padma Vibhushan Civilian Award 2012 Arts

Death Info

Bhupen Hazarika died on 11-05-2011 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. During death, he was admitted in Mumbai at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital.
DEATHDAY DEATH PLACE DEATH STATE DEATH COUNTRY
5 November, 2011 Mumbai Maharashtra India




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