Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Bhupen Hazarika

When Kalpana Lajmi’s Rudaali was released in 1993 , apart from the off beat storyline, the film stood out for two reasons. One, the masterly enactment of Sanichari’s role by Dimple Kapadia nee Khanna and the other - the song-- Dil hoom hoom kare, ghabraye , beautifully sung by Bhupen Hazarika , the doyen of Assamiya singing. It seemed as if the song had been written for him only , and only he could have matched the quality of singing with one by Lata Mangeshkar in the female version. Later he sang Gajgamini , Ganga tum behti kyun ho and duniya parayi in Darmiyan and Vaishnav jan te tene kahiye je----- the favourite bhajan of Gandhi ji

No more songs in the golden voice of Bhupen Hazarika , which has been silenced for ever !

Tributes to the maestro !