A commemorative postage stamp on ‘Sudhakantha‘ Bhupen Hazarika, an Indian Assamese playback singer, lyricist, musician, singer, poet and film-maker [a part of the series ‘Legendary Singers of India‘] :
Issued by India
Issued on Dec 30, 2016
Issued for : Department of Posts is happy to release a set of 10 commemorative postage stamps on Legendary Singers of India.
Stamp / FDC : Sankha Samanta
Cancellation Cachet : Alka Sharma
Type : Miniature Sheet, Mint Condition
Colour : Multi Colour
Denomination : 500 Paise each
Stamps Printed : 0.3 Million each
Miniature Sheet : 0.15 Million
Printing Process : Wet Offset
Printer : Security Printing Press, Hyderabad
Name : Bhupen Hazarika
Born on Sep 8, 1926 at Sadiya, Assam, British India
Died on Nov 5, 2011 at Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
- Dr. Bhupen Hazarika (8 September 1926 – 5 November 2011) was a poet, music composer, singer, actor, journalist, author and film-maker of high repute born in Assam. Bhupen Hazarika began his career in films as a child actor in the second talkie film to be made in the pioneering years of 1939, Indramalati. After completing his education and leaving his job as a teacher, he went to Kolkata where he established himself as a successful music director and singer. During that period, he made several award winning Assamese films such as Shakuntala, Pratidhwani, etc. and composed evergreen music for many Assamese films. He was also considered as a trend setter in Bengali music. As a singer, he was known for his baritone voice and diction; as a lyricist, he was known for poetic compositions and parables which touched on themes ranging from romance to social and political commentary; and as a composer, for his use of folk music. Ek Pal (1986), Rudaali (1993) and Daman: A Victim of Martial Violence (2001) are some major hindi films to his credit. Bhupen Hazarika also composed music for films from Bangladesh which got international acclaim. He was awarded the Padamshree in 1977 for his outstanding contribution to the field of culture in India.
- Text : Based on the material available on Internet.