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Dr Bhupen Hazarika recalled in Bangladesh

Dr Bhupen Hazarika recalled in Bangladesh

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  8 Nov 2018 2:35 AM GMT

GUWAHATI: Many say that culture transcends barriers – be them linguistic or political – and this has been clearly visible at the seventh death anniversary programme of Dr. Bhupen Hazarika in Dhaka.

The death anniversary of the balladeer was observed in Bangladesh on November 5, 2018 by Byatikram, Assam in collaboration with Bangladesh Shilpa Kala Akademi.

A twenty-member team from Assam, including the balladeer’s sister and singer Sudakshina Sarma, brother Surya Hazarika, Dr. Sangita Kakati, Dr. Timir Dey and Soumen Bhatariya, attended the programme. The programme that was more of a cultural exchange also had a seminar with Bangladesh Shilpa Kala Akademi secretary general Liaquet Ali Lucky, who is fondly called as the Bhupen Hazarika of Bangladesh, in the chair. Surya Hazarika also spoke at the seminar.

The seminar was followed by a cultural programme – Aaj Jibon Khuje Paabi. Artistes from both Bangladesh and Assam performed numbers of the balladeer. Dr. Sangita Kakati performed Dr Hazarika’s numbers in Assamese, Bengali and Hindi like Ganga aamaar maa, Padma aamaar maa. Liaquet Ali also sang a number of Bhupendrageets. Artistes from Assam and Bangladesh jointly performs Dr Hazarika’s number Manishe manusher bhabe.

Dr. Hazarika is known for building bridges across States and nations. He did build bridges between Assam and West Bengal, Assam (India) and Bangladesh etc while alive. The cultural bridges which he built are so strong that they continue to pave the way for different States and nations coming together and share same platforms when the need arises. The programme has made it clear yet again that if politics divides, culture unites.

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