Music legend Bhupen Hazarika passes away
Music maestro Bhupen Hazarika breathed his last at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital, Mumbai, on Saturday. He was suffering from respiratory and kidney failure. His long-time companion and filmmakerKalpana Lajmi was beside him when he died.
The 86-year-old Dada Saheb Phalke Award winner was confined to his hospital bed since June 29. He has been a poet, journalist, singer, lyricist, musician, filmmaker and writer.
Bhupen Hazarika, who has a genius for weaving a magical tapestry out of traditional Assamese music and lyrics, is regarded as one of the greatest living cultural communicators of South Asia.