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Bhupen Hazarika Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | November 23, 2023

Date of Birth

8 / September / 1926


98 Years


Musician Singer Lyricist Poet Filmmaker

Bhupen Hazarika Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Bhupen Hazarika multi-faceted Indian artist who is known as”the uncrowned King” of the North-Eastern region of India’s culture. He was described as an extraordinary individual who could be described as a music composer, poet, and singer, as a journalist, actor, and filmmaker with the highest reputation.

He gave an award called the Bharat Ratna award, which is India’s most prestigious civilian prize in the year 2019. Child prodigy that got noticed by teachers early on, which helped him excel in his talent. Performed lyrics, composed music, and sang for a variety of Assamese, Bengali, and Hindi films that left an indelible impact on Assamese and Indian literature, cinema, and music.

Childhood & Early Life

He was born on the 8th of September 1926, in Sadiya, Assam, British India in India, to Nilakanta, and Shantipriya. He was the oldest of their ten kids. In his early years, the family moved many times before arriving in Tezpur where his talent in music was discovered by Jyotiprasad Agarwala, a renowned Assamese poet, as well as Bishnu Prasad Rabhawho is known as an Assamese artist.

With his mentors, he went to Kolkata in 1936. He recorded his first song with his instructors in Kolkata, where he recorded his first song for the Kolkata where they recorded their first song at the Aurora Studio of the Aurora Studio for the Selena Company.


Bhupen Hazarika Brother Pic

Bhupen Hazarika Brother Pic

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Bhupen Hazarika Wife Pic

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Bhupen Hazarika Childhood Pic

Bhupen Hazarika Childhood Pic


He wrote his song “Bistirno parole” inspired by the themes and imagery of Robeson’s song ‘Ol’ Man River. Wrote additional tracks that were in Indian languages. He was elected in 1955 to work as Director for the Reception Committee of the Third All Assam Conference of the IPTA. He was an instructor at Gauhati University, but he resigned from the post after a few years and relocated to Kolkata.

Bhupen Hazarika Awards

He has received numerous awards under his name, including Padma Vibhushan (2012 posthumously), Bharat Ratna (2019-posthumously), Padma Shri (1997), DadaSaheb Phalke Award (1992), Padma Bhushan (2001), Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship (2018), Asom Ratna (2009) and Friends of Liberation War Honour (2011).

Awards and Honors

Awards Years
Bharat Ratna (posthumous) 2019
Padma Vibhushan 2012
Asom Ratna Award (Highest honor and award of the Government of Assam) 2009
Padma Bhushan 2001
Dadasaheb Phalke Award 1992
Sangeet Natak Akademi Award 1987
Padma Shri 1977
National Award for Best Music Director (film Chameli Memsahab) 1975
 National Award for Best Assamese Film (for Shakuntala, directed by Bhupen Hazarika) 1961

Bharat Ratna Bhupen Hazarika

Late Assamese composer and singer honored with India’s top civilian award, Bharat Ratna, by President Ram Nath Kovind today.

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He (8 September 1926 to 5 November 2011) was an Indian playback musician, singer, lyricist poet, actor a politician from Assam well-known by the name Sudha Kontho (meaning”cuckoo” in Assam) which literally means “nectar-throated”).

Autobiography of Bhupen-Hazarika

He was born September 8, 1926, in Sadiya, Assam. The father of He was Nilkanta. His mother was Shantipriya Hazarika.

Bhupen Hazarika Awards 2022

The International Solidarity Award instituted by the Assam This page was last updated on August 16, 2022, at the hour 14:48 (UTC).

Bhupen Hazarika’s Political Career

Member of the Assam Legislative Assembly

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Body Measurements Not Yet Update
Birth Place Sadiya Assam Province British India
Children Son: Tej Hazarika
Eye Color Light Brown
Hair Color Black
Height In CM 170 CM
Height In Meter 1.70 M
Nationality Indian
Parents Father: Nilakanta Hazarika
Mother: Shantipriya Hazarika
Profession Musician Singer Lyricist Poet Filmmaker
Siblings Brother: Jayanta Hazarika
Sister: Sushma Hazarika
Spous Priyamvada Patel
Weight 80 Kg
176.37 Lbs
Zodiac Sign Virgo


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