The final journey of the balladeer...
Sea of humanity joins Bhupenda on his last journey...
Interacting with the future generation...
The iconic song: Ganga behti ho kiyun...
Bhupen Hazarika's contribution to Assam and assamese people is immense and unparalled.In a singing career, spanning over seven decades, his music mesmerised thousands, captured moods, air and imaginations of all. He had a song for everybody - be it a young boy, an old man or a young girl. He enthralled the masses with his crisp baritone voice and flawless diction, the powerful and forever contemporary lyrics of his songs enthused and inspired millions. Bhupen Hazarika had started early, beginning his journey from the eastern most part of Assam, composing and singing his first song at the age of 9. And there was no looking back. He jumped the mighty Brahmaputra, trotted from Mississippi to Volga, Ottawa to Austria to Peris - all along singing for the people. He became a legend within his lifetime. So much he was popular among his fans and followers that - a sea of humanity used to follow him, wherever he went.And when his golden voice fell silent at the age of 85, millions mourned and gathered to pay their last respects to their cultural icon, the nomadic balladeer they used to fondly call 'Bhupenda'.

Bhupen Hazarika was a visionary, a well read man and had a doctorate degree from earstwhile columbia university in mass communication. He looked at contemporay developments from a historical perspective. He staunchly believed that music was not merely about etertainment. He used music as a tool to stich the social fabric of assamese society.The harmony and amalgamation of assamese society and also the ethos, to large extent, is due mainly to his music. He was a genuine humanist and the lyrical contents of his music always spoke of universal brotherhood and peaceful co-existence, acceptance and tolerance. He was fully aware of the historical role that he was playing in the context of formation of assamese society and whole north east India at large. People were the focal point of his songs, at the core of his heart. His music, the messages of his his songs deeply moved the people. And yet he was no spiritual guru, no political leader nor a so-called celebrity.