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Bhupen Hazarika remembered at Shilpakala Academy

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Noted Assamese-Indian playback singer, lyricist, musician, poet and film-maker Dr Bhupen Hazarika’s 8th death anniversary was observed in the country. On the occasion, a three-day commemorative cultural fest titled Mora Jatri Eki Toronir was organised at National Music and Dance auditorium of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in the capital’s Segunbagicha area from November 5 to 7. BSA and Assamese cultural organisation, Byatikrom MASDO, jointly organised the three-day event, featuring discussions, songs and dance performances on the legendary singer.
Presided over by BSA Director General Liaquat Ali Lucky, the event was also attended by Byatikrom MASDO President Dr Saumen Bharatiya, noted Assamese journalist Ajit Kumar Bhuiyan, Dr Bhupen Hazarika’s younger brother Samar Hazarika and Padma-Shri winner Surya Kanta Hazarika.
A book, titled Ami Ek Jajabor written by Surya Kanta Hazarika, was also unveiled at the programme.
A cultural segment took place after the seminar and the book launching ceremony, featuring BSA and Assamese artists. A number of songs of Dr Bhupen Hazarika were presented at the function. Besides, there were several dance performances.
The legendary Assamese music singer Dr Bhupen Hazarika achieved India’s highest civilian awards, including Bharat Ratna (2019, posthumous), Padma Vibhushan (2012), Padma Bhushan (2001) and Padma Shri (1977).
He also received Assam’s highest civilian award Asom Ratna (2009), Dadasaheb Phalke Award (1992) and became a National Award-winning film director for the best Assamese feature film of 1961, Shakuntala. The music legend passed away on November 5 in 2011.

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