Guwahati, September 08: Google is celebrating the 96th birth anniversary of Dr Bhupen Hazarika with an artistic doodle. Hazarika was an acclaimed Assamese-Indian singer, composer and filmmaker. He also created music for hundreds of films. Today’s Google doodle features Dr Bhupen. Hazarika playing the harmonium. The doodle has been created by Mumbai-based guest artist Rutuja Mali. The artwork celebrates Hazarika’s work to popularize Assamese cinema and folk music .
His home state, Assam, is a region that has always been home to different tribes and several indigenous groups—such as the Bodo, Karbi, Mising and Sonowal-Kacharis,” Google said. During his childhood, Hazarika grew up surrounded by songs and folk tales about life along the mighty Brahmaputra river
Renowned Assamese lyricist, Jyotiprasad Agarwala, and filmmaker, Bishnu Prasad Rabha, were impressed by Hazarika’s musical talents. They also helped him record his first song. The song was launched when he was 10 years old. When he was 12, Hazarika was writing and recording songs for two films: Indramalati: Kaxote Kolosi Loi, and Biswo Bijoyi Naujawan.