Bhupen Hazarika

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Birthday
8, 1926
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Nov 5, 2011 (85)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
8, 1926
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Nov 5, 2011 (85)

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Late Indian singer credited with bringing Assam music to the Hindi film industry. He received many of India's most coveted civilian awards, including the Dada Saheb Phalke Award and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship.

Before Fame

He was discovered by Assamese filmmaker Jyotiprasad Agarwala and poet Bishnu Prasad Rabha at age ten.

Trivia

The India Post created a postage stamp in his honor in May 2013.

Family Life

His only child, Tej Bhupen Hazarika, was born in 1952.

Associated With

He and A.R. Rahman both won National Film Awards for Best Music Direction.

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