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     1'''Bhupen Hazarika''',  (1926-2011) 
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     4Born in Sadiya, Assam. Most important 
     5Assamese singer and composer in post- 
     6Independence period. Deeply influenced by 
     7Paul Robeson. Child actor in Agarwala’s 
     8second film, Indramalati (1939). Degree from 
     9Benares University (1946); doctorate at 
     10Columbia University with a thesis on the role of 
     11mass communication in India’s adult education 
     12(1952). Returned to lecture at Gauhati 
     13University, but resigned (1955) in favour of 
     14film-making and music. Member of Assam’s 
     15first IPTA provincial committee (with Agarwala, 
     16Bishnu Rabha and Phani Sarma, 1946). 
     17Released first record, Mahatmer Mahaprayam, 
     18in 1948. Major intervention in musical forms 
     19like Bihu (spring festival music), Ban-geet and 
     20Bar-geet (devotionals written by medieval Saint 
     21poets Shankara Deb and Madhab Deb), and 
     22plantation workers’ music. Toured Assam’s riotaffected 
     23areas with Hemango Biswas and their 
     24musical troupe (1960). Early films as music 
     25director were part of continuing collaboration 
     26with IPTA colleagues Rabha and Sarma, as was 
     27his directorial début, Era Bator Sur, starring 
     28Balraj Sahni. His Shakuntala starred the 
     29popular singer Khagan Mahato. His films are 
     30noted for tremendously popular music, often 
     31with singers from Bombay, e.g. Lata 
     32Mangeshkar in Era Bator Sur, Talat Mahmood 
     33in Pratidhwani and Asha Bhosle, Kishore 
     34Kumar and Mukesh in Chik Mik Bijuli. Mera 
     35Dharam Meri Maa was the first production of 
     36the newly formed state of Arunachal Pradesh. 
     37Member of Assamese State Legislative 
     38Assembly (1967-72). Edited art journal Gati 
     39106 
     40(1964-7), columnist on Amar Pratinidhi (1963- 
     4180). Published several books of essays and 
     42anthologies of songs. Wrote and scored his 
     43own films, music director only on the others. 
     44Equally popular as a Bengali singer. In the 
     451990s associated mainly with the films/TV 
     46productions of Kalpana Lajmi. 
     47 
     48 
     49'''FILMOGRAPHY''' (* also d): 1948: Siraj; Sati 
     50Behula; 1955: Pioli Phukan; Era Bator 
     51Sur*; 1957: Dhumuha; Kari-o-Komal; Jiban 
     52Trishna; 1958: Jonakir Alo; 1959: Mahut 
     53Bandhu Re*; Kecha Sone; Puwati Nishar 
     54Sapon; 1960: Dui Bechara; 1961: 
     55Shakuntala*; 1963: Maniram Dewan; 1964: 
     56Pratidhwani/Ka Swarati*; 1966: Lati Ghati*; 
     571969: Chik Mik Bijuli*; 1971: Ekhane Pinjar; 
     581973: 27 Down; 1974: Aarop; Bristi; For 
     59Whom the Sun Shines* (Doc); 1975: Chameli 
     60Memsaab; Khoj; 1976: Dampati; Mera 
     61Dharam Meri Maa*; Rupkonwar Jyotiprasad 
     62Aru Joymati*; Palasor Rong; 1977: 
     63Banahansa; Through Melody and Rhythm* 
     64(Doc); 1978: Banjoi; 1979: Mon Prajapati*; 
     65Chameli Memsahib; Chhat Maiya Ki Mahima; 
     661980: Akan; 1981: Nagpash; 1982: 
     67Aparoopa/Apeksha; 1983: Deepar Prem 
     68(only act.); 1985: Angikar; 1986: Sankalpa; Ek 
     69Pal; Swikarokti* (Sh); 1988: Siraj*; Lohit 
     70Kinare (TV); 1992: Rudali; 1994: Sopan; 
     71Gajamukta; 1995: Boumoni. 
     72 
     73[[Music]]