Assam - In the North Eastern part of India, is a mixing urn where culture, heritage, tradition, lifestyle, faith and belief of her Aryan & Non-Aryan, numerous tribes & sub-tribes, Mongoloids & Australoids, drawn from various hives at different points of time have gone into form the Assamese culture - a fascinating and exotic recipe of delightful flavor.

Assam is a home to several wildlife sanctuaries which are a home to endangered and rare species and orchids.North East is a hub of wide variety of flora and fauna.

Orchids are abundantly found in Assam; a variety - Khopo phul(Fox tailed orchid), Bhatou Phul or Vanda coerulea etc. Assam has several attractive destinations; majority of these are National Parks, Wildlife and Bird Sanctuaries.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

A Tribute to Dr. Bhupen Hazarika

Tribute to Bhupen Hazarika, also known as the "Bard of Brahmaputra" who used traditional Assamese music and released successful songs such as "Dil hoom hoom kare" and "O Ganga behti ho" and inspired millions across generations

As a singer, Hazarika was known for his baritone voice and diction.

  • National Award as the Best Regional Film (1975)
  • Padma Bhushan (2001)
  • Dadasaheb Phalke Award (1992)
  • Asom Ratna (2009)
  • Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (2009)
  • Conferred as the first Indian Music Director for best music Internationally for the film Rudaali at the Asia Pacific International Film Festival at Japan in 1993.
  • All India Critic Association Award for best performing folk artist (1979)
In February 2009, the All Assam Students Union felicitated Dr. Hazarika by erecting a life size statue in the heart of Guwahati. It was unveiled by Dr. Bhupen Hazarika himself, a great son of Assam.

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Narayan Chandra Sarkar, Chief Advisor Senior Citizens' Association Assam, feels deep shock at the sad demise of Dr. Bhupen Hazarika, the legendary singer, composer, lyricist, director and writer. This association feels that this is not only a great loss to Assam but to the world of entire cultural domian.

Yes, you are right. Big loss to entire cultural domain.