Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Family, Children, Age, Height, Weight, Wife, Death

Dr. Bhupen Hazarika  (1926-2011) was a singer, composer, lyricist, and music director of Assam and India. He was also a painter, writer, university teacher, film director, and magazine editor.

Why is Bhupen Hazarika famous?

He also joined parliamentary politics for a while. Sudhakantha Bhupen Hazarika, better known by his name, was a popular artist in Assam, West Bengal, and other states of India and neighboring Bangladesh.

Dr. Hazarika was a global citizen and humanitarian artist who enriched the world of arts and culture with his outstanding world-class contributions. He composed and performed in various languages, including Assamese, Bengali, Hindi, and English.

His songs reflect contemporary society, culture, politics, corruption, etc. Dr. Bhupen Hazarika’s works contributed to the development of the arts and culture of Assam and its establishment in India and the world.

He participated in various seminars and cultural festivals in music, literature, performing arts, film, etc., and traveled to Belgium, Congo, Samarkand, USA, Europe, Canada, Southeast Asia, Japan, and Australia.

Dr. Hazarika is widely acclaimed and respected in the field of literature and culture not only in Assam but also at home and abroad.

Dr. Bhupen Hazarika
Dr. Bhupen Hazarika

Dr.Bhupen Hazarika’s Detail

Full NameDr. Bhupen Hazarika
Nick NameSudhakantha
ProfessionMusician, Singer, Lyricist, Port, Filmmaker
Date of BirthNovember 8th, 1926
Birth PlaceSadiya, Assam, British India
Date of DeathNovember 5th, 2011
Place of DeathMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Age85 Years
Death CauseMultiple Organ Failure
Zodiac SignVirgo
Home TownGuwahati, Assam, India
SchoolSonaram High School, Guwahati, Assam
Dhubri Government high school, Assam
Tezpur High School, Assam
CollegeCotton University, Guwahati, Assam
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Columbia University, New York
Educational QualificationIntermediate Arts from Cotton College (1942)
Bachelor of Arts in political science from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh (1944)
Master of Arts in political science from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh (1946)
Ph.D. from Columbia University, New York (1952)
Wife/SpousePriyamvada Patel
ChildrenSon – Tej Hazarika
ParentsFather – Nilkanta Hazarika
Mother – Shantipriya Hazarika
SiblingsBrother – Jayanta Hazarika
Sister – Sushma Hazarika
Other 8 Siblings – A total of 10 Siblings

Dr. Bhupen Hazarika’s Awards and achievements

He was awarded the Assam Ratna, the highest civilian honor in Assam, and the Sangeet Natak Academy Award.

The highest civilian honor in India and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in Dr. Hazarika was the President of the 69th Session of the Assam Sahitya Sabha held in Shivsagar in Hazarika was the first Assamese to become the Chairman of the Sangeet Natak Academy.

He was awarded India’s highest civilian honor Bharat Ratna in 2019 for his contributions. Dr. Bhupen Hazarika was born on September 8, 1926, in the remote village of Shadia.

He was born in 1930 to Nilkant Hazarika and Shantipriya Hazarika. There are many options in which you can improve your self-confidence.

Dr. Bhupen Hazarika’s Family

They had ten children, all their brothers, and sisters. Bhupen Hazarika is the eldest of ten children. The others are Amar Hazarika, Praveen Hazarika, Sudakshina Sharma, Nripen Hazarika, Bolen Hazarika, Kabita Barua, Stuti Patel, Jayant Hazarika and Samar Hazarika.

Dr. Bhupen Hazarika’s younger brothers, Jayant Hazarika, Samar Hazarika, and Sudakshina Sharma, are also prominent musicians. Dr. Hazarika acquired his musical mind from his childhood environment.

His father was first a teacher, later a sub-inspector of schools, and finally a land judge. While in Shadia, the tribal people were very friendly with Bhupen Hazarika’s house. Far from their home, people from the village of Bandung came to take care of baby Bhupen.

They loved Shantipriya very much. Each tribal girl worked for forty-five days if she was given forty-five firewood. They probably believed in barter. When Bhupen Hazarika grew up, his father, Nilkant Hazarika, did not have the money to buy a perambulator (baby carriage) to take him around.

Then a nearby sahib called his father and gave him a car as a gift. In that car, the tribal girls took the baby Bhupen around. His parents named him Bhupendra Kumar Hazarika. But at home, she was always called Dangmaina.

Dr. Hazarika received his schooling in Dhubri, Guwahati, and Tezpur. He received his primary education at Bharlumukh Primary School, Guwahati.

Dr. Bhupen Hazarika’s Educational Qualification

He passed the Entrance Examination from Tezpur Government Higher Secondary School in 1940, Intermediate (Arts) from Cotton College in 1942, Bachelor’s Degree from Kashi Hindu University in 1944, and Post Graduate Degree in Political Science.

He received his doctorate from Columbia University on ‘The role of Mass Communication in India’s Adult Education. In addition, he received a Lisle Fellowship from the University of Chicago to study the role of film in assisting in educational projects.

Bhupen Hazarika studied at home for some time in primary school. It is because almost all his grandmother’s household members in Bharlumukh were involved in education.

His father was a teacher at Cotton Collegiate High School, his aunt Bhabpriya Das was a teacher at Maskhwa Girls High School, and his uncle Ratikant Das was a teacher.

Together they taught Bhupen Hazarika A-A-C-B. However, Bhupen Hazarika could have been more interested in mathematics. So he studied at home until the third grade. So he was six years old when he was enrolled in Sonaram High School.

Dr. Bhupen Hazarika’s Musical Background

Bhupen Hazarika’s aunt Bhavpriya Das brought him a harmonium while he was at home in Bharlumukh. An excise superintendent named Dasgupta or Sengupta, who lived nearby, played Brahmasangeet on the organ.

Bhupen Hazarika listened to them. Bhupen Hazarika’s mother sang songs of Padmadhar Chaliha, Brahmasangeet, Bengali songs, and Rabindranath Tagore’s songs.

There was also a practice of Birgit at home. It is how he was introduced to Bhupen Hazarika’s music at an early age.

While in New York, he was elected Secretary-General of the Indian Students’ Union of the United States and Editor-in-Chief of the New India English newspaper.

He then worked for the radio for a while. He joined the University of Guwahati in 1954 as a professor. He left the university a year later and moved to Calcutta.

Dr. Bhupen Hazarika’s Political Background

He was elected as an MLA from the Naobaicha constituency from 1967 to 1950. Dr. Bhupen Hazarika married Priyambada Patel, a Gujarati woman, in New York.

They divorced 13 years later. Their only child is Tej Hazarika, who lives in the United States. Dr. Hazarika taught at B. Barua College and Guwahati University for some time.

In 1948, when the Guwahati Radio Station was established, he became involved in the program. Bhupen Hazarika was a member of the Assam Legislative Assembly from 1967 to He was elected as an MLA from the Naobaicha constituency.

  1. While an MLA, he fought to establish a film studio, an art gallery, and a national theatre.
  2. Other positions he has held include Shearman, Appellate Body of Central Board of Film Censors, Government of India, 1990 onwards for nine years Member, Script Committee of National Film Development Corporation, Eastern India.
  3. Director, National Level on the Board of Directors of National Film Development Corporation, Government of India
  4. Executive Council Member, Children’s Film Society Member,
  5. Board of Trustees, Eastern Artists Welfare Fund, Government of India
  6. Shearman, Jury of the National Film Awards,
  7. Jury Member, Jury of the National Film Awards, 1958 to 1990,
  8. several times Member, P. C. Joshi Committee.
  9. Member, Policy Making Body of Film and Television Institute, Government of India.

The Ministry of Information appointed this committee, the Government of India, to investigate the promotion of software programming in India in the 21st century through television programs. 

Hazarika, the eternal wanderer, died of multiple organ failure at a Mumbai hospital on Saturday. Born in Sadiya in Assam on September 8, 1926, Bhupendra was a humanist.

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