From a Correspondent
New Delhi, Nov 5: Acknowledging the exemplary contribution of music maestro late Bhupen Hazarika towards the Bangladesh Liberation War, the Bhupen Hazarika Foundation (BHF) has decided to take his work to the intertiol forum.
His works relating to the Bangladesh Liberation War will be translated into all Indian and several foreign languages.
"I had been in Dhaka a few times. I know how popular my father was in Bangladesh. The people of Bangladesh have a lot of respect for the jajabor (traveler)," said Tez Hazarika, son of Bhupen Hazarika. Tez is also the advisor and co-founder of BHF.
Tez was recollecting his memories about the emotiol attachment his father had with Bangladesh.
"I received the award conferred to my father by the government of Bangladesh for his exemplary work during the liberation war," said Tez.
The bard's songs on the freedom struggle of Bangladesh like "Joy joy bajata Bangladesh (victory to the newborn Bangladesh)", was indeed powerful enough to inspire the mukti joddhas (freedom fighters) to greater heights of patriotism.
After the demise of xudhakontho, Tez founded the Bhupen Hazarika Foundation (BHF) and took on the mammoth task of translating all the works of the legendary singer into all Indian languages.
"I want to take the work done by my father across the globe," said Tez who is an independent publisher based in America.
Tez was in New Delhi to attend the 4th death anniversary of the legend.
"Till the time the mighty Brahmaputra keeps flowing, Bhupenda's songs and tunes will reverberate across the valley and will continue to act as a source of inspiration," said Dipanka Hazarika, secretary, Bhupen Hazarika Foundation.
Echoing the view, Dr Rita Choudhury, Director, tiol Book Trust (NBT) said that the works of the legendary bard will continue to inspire not only the people of Assam but all Northeastern states.
"I spent the golden period of my life at Chowkham, NEFA (now Aruchal Pradesh). During those days, I used to listen to the maestro's songs which spread the message of universal brotherhood and unity among all the communities of Northeast India," said Choudhury.
A function organized to mark the 4th death anniversary of Dr Hazarika in New Delhi was attended by several prominent persolities.
"There is an urgent need of a Bhupen Hazarika Memorial Hall in Delhi, so that people from across the country know about the legend," said actor and noted singer Rabin Kalita.