Assam: Google pays tribute to music maestro Bhupen Hazarika with doodle

Assam: Google pays tribute to music maestro Bhupen Hazarika with doodle

New Delhi:  Google on Thursday paid tribute to music maestro Bhupen Hazarika on his 96th beginning anniversary with a doodle that illustrated the musician with a harmonium and his trademark Gurkha cap.

Apart from being an acclaimed singer, the Bharat Ratna awardee was a composer, poet and filmmaker who created music for scores of movies in Assamese, Hindi, Bengali and some different languages.

“Comfortable birthday, Bhupen Hazarika! Your songs and movies proceed to command respect for Assam’s wealthy tradition,” Google stated.

It termed the legendary singer as one among Northeast India’s “main socio-cultural reformers, whose creations and compositions united folks from all walks of life”.

It stated the art work, illustrated by Mumbai-based visitor artist Rutuja Mali, “celebrates Hazarika’s work to popularise Assamese cinema and folks music”.

Mali stated she went via a number of of Hazarika’s songs, images and movies and tried her greatest to “replicate his attraction” within the doodle.

A Google doodle is a particular, momentary alteration of the emblem on Google’s homepages meant to commemorate holidays, occasions, achievements, and notable historic figures of specific international locations.

Popularly referred to as the ‘Bard of the Brahmaputra’, Hazarika was born on at the present time in 1926 at Sadiya in higher Assam.

He graduated with a grasp’s in political science from Banaras Hindu College in 1946, and went on to earn a Ph.D. in mass communications from Columbia College in 1952.

After finishing his research in America, he returned to India to proceed his work on songs and movies that popularised Assamese tradition on each a nationwide and world scale.

Over the course of a six-decade profession, Hazarika gained a number of prestigious awards that embrace the nationwide movie award for greatest music path in 1975, the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1987, Padma Shri in 1977, Padma Bhushan in 2001, Dada Saheb Phalke Award in 1992. He was given the Bharat Ratna (posthumously) in 2019.
He additionally held the place of chairman of the Sangeet Natak Akademi for 5 years from 1998.

Hazarika handed away on November 5, 2011, in Mumbai.