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Bhupen Hazarika, born on September 8, 1926, was a talented Indian singer, filmmaker, lyricist, poet, and musician. He was born to Shantipirya and Nilakanta Hazarika in Sadiya, Assam. The couple had ten children including Bhupen. His father would migrate to different cities in search of better job opportunities.

Their mother was the first one who introduced all of them to music from a very young age. He has completed his education at Sonaram High School, Dhubri, a Government High School and Tezpur High School.

When Bhupen was ten years old, the family was staying in Tezpur. Jyotiprasad Agarwala, and Bishnu Prasad Rabha, who are Assam's noted music artist and poet respectively, spotted him at a function where he was singing Sri Madhabdeva and Srimanta Sankardeva's songs.

Bhupen impressed them so much that they asked him to travel with them to the city of Kolkata. There he recorded his first ever song for Selona Company in a studio called Aurora Studio. Since then, he began to bag even more projects and by the time he was thirteen he could also write lyrics. Some of the songs that he has sung are Gupute Gupute Kimaan Khelim, Snehe Aamar Xoto Shrabonor, Buku Hom Hom Kore, and many more. He then took a sabbatical and pursued Bachelor and Masters in Political Science.

After completing his post-graduation, he did a short stint at the Guwahati's All India Radio. Later, he shifted to the United States of America for further studies. She returned to India and took up a teaching job at a local school in Guhawati.

After few years, he quit and went to Kolkata to re-establish himself as a musician. After achieving the success, he veered towards filmmaking and made movies in not just the Assamese language but in Hindi too. He is the recipient of the Padma Shri, Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Padma Bhushan, and the Padma Vibhushan.

Arnab Jan Deka and Waesqurni Bora have also created and directed short films based on his life named Moi Eti Zazabor. Assam Cricket Association's authorities changed the name of Barshapara Cricket Stadium to Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Cricket Stadium.

People of Assam love and respect him as he highlighted the culture and traditions of the Assam at the international level through his work. On November 5, 2011, he died in Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute, Mumbai owing to multiple organ failures. Nearly half million people attended his funeral to pay him their respects.

Gulshan Bawra Hindi Actor

Gulshan Bawra

Gulshan Bawra is an Indian actor and singer. His real name is Gulshan Kumar Mehta. Gulshan Bawra was born on 12th April 1937. He was born 30 kilometers from Lahore in a place called Sheikhpura. Gulshan’s father had a construction business. Gulshan was a victim of the partition. He saw his father die in front of his eyes. Gulshan’s elder sister took him and his elder brother and brought them to Jaipur, India. Gulshan’s elder brother got a job in Delhi, so they shifted to Delhi and Gulshan completed his graduation from the Delhi University. He loved writing poetry. Gulshan wanted to get into the film industry even though he applied for a job in the Railways. First, he got posted to Kota, but there was no vacancy so he shifted to Mumbai. In Mumbai, he struggled a lot to get a break in the films. He got a break by Kalyanji Virji Shah in the movie Chandrasena (1959) for the song“Main kya jaanu kahan laage yeh saawan matwala re” sung by Lata Mangeshkar. K-A’s first joint film starring Meena Kumari and Balraj Sahni Satta Bazar, later the same year marked his first success with hits like 'Tumhein yaad hoga kabhi hum mile the' sung by Lata and Hemant, 'Aakde ka dhanda' sung by Rafi and 'Chandi ke chand tukdon ke liye' sung by Hemant Kumar. It was during the making of this film that the film's distributor Shahtibhai Patel noticed Gulshan Bawra. Most of Gulshan Bawra’s songs have been with R.D.Burman. His last release was Zulmi (1999), and his last hit was 'Le pappiyaan jhappiyaan paale hum' for Haqeeqat (1995), which landed Gulshan into the controversy of writing a vulgar song. As always, Gulshan Bawra is very selective about his work, his films, and songs. He believes that today's filmmakers and music composers are illiterate musically and thus, he is even choosier than before, as he lives a secure and relaxed life. Gulshan Bawra said, 'Why should I torture myself or waste my lyrics and talents on those who will ask me to do all sorts of compromises?' He has done many other films such as Pavitra Paapi, Lafange, Shehzada, Yeh Vaada Raha, Aap Ke Deewane, Boxer, Agar…If, and Zanjeer. He worked as a lyricist in Upkar, Satte Pe Satta, Zanjeer, Khel Khel Mein, Awaaz, and Agar Tum Na Hote. Gulshan Kumar received the Filmfare Best Lyricist Award in 1968 for the song Mere Desh ki Dharti for the movie Upkaar and in 1974 for the song ‘Yaari Hai Imaan Mera’ of the movie Zanjeer. Gulshan Bawra left for his heavenly abode on 7th August 2009 at the age of 72 in his Pali Hill residence in Mumbai, India.

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