Bhupen Hazarika: An Artist of Many Hues
Bhupen Hazarika was a true pan-Indian artist whose creativity transcended borders, languages and cultures, writes Sharad Dutt.
After making a couple of documentaries, when the acclaimed painter Maqbool Fida Hussain announced his feature film Gajgamini with Madhuri Dixit, it became big news in Bollywood. But the bigger news came when he invited Dr Bhupen Hazarika to score the music for this film.
There were mixed reactions in the film fraternity—some raised their eyebrows while others welcomed the combo that it would be a culmination of two great artists of the country. Bhupen was, in true sense, the jewel of Assam.