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'My father was the ultimate humanist': Tej Hazarika on his father Dr Bhupen Hazarika

"Till before his death, we led parallel lives. After I cremated him, his world flooded mine": a son's memory of his famous father. An interview with Tej Hazarika, the son of maestro Dr Bhupen Hazarika.

A record restoration project aims at releasing thousand Assamese songs online this month

Through April and May, there will be a thousand songs from Assam — many which face the risk of fading into oblivion — released on Youtube by Jyoti Chitraban Studio’s Digital Archive department.


In U-turn, Tej Hazarika says privilege to receive Bharat Ratna on father’s behalf

“It is a tremendous honour, for me and my family to be invited by the GOI to accept the Bharat Ratna on behalf of my late father. It will be my dreamlike privilege to receive it for my father and his fans and followers everywhere,” Tej said in a message to The Indian Express.

Tej Hazarika clarifies: 'Dreamlike privilege' to receive Bharat Ratna for father

On Monday night, after a local publication in Assam had interviewed Tej, who is based in the US, news broke that he had “rejected” the Bharat Ratna because of the Citizenship Amendment Bill.

The best tribute

To honour Bhupen Hazarika, government must listen to his son, withdraw the divisive citizenship amendment bill

Any controversy over Bhupen Hazarika's Bharat Ratna 'totally unnecessary': Brother

Samar's comments come a day after Tez said his father's name and words were being invoked and celebrated publicly (by the Centre) even as plans were afoot to pass the "painfully unpopular" Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.


Before Bhupen Hazarika, five other controversies surrounding the Bharat Ratna

Over the decades the Bharat Ratna has frequently found itself entangled in controversy over the choice of its recipient, or the circumstances in which he or she was being awarded.

‘Citizenship Amendment Bill painfully unpopular’: Bhupen Hazarika’s son slams Bill, puts Govt on notice on Bharat Ratna

Tej Hazarika said: “I believe that my father’s name and words are being invoked and celebrated publicly while plans are afoot to pass a painfully unpopular Bill regarding citizenship that is actually undermining his documented position...”

Bharat Ratna: Mallikarjun Kharge booked for remarks on Bhupen Hazarika

The case was filed based on a complaint by RTI activist Raju Mahanta who accused Mallikarjun Kharge of hurting the sentiments of the Assamese people.

Bhupen Hazarika: Everything I Never Told You

A personal account of a difficult relationship and how it came to affect the lives and careers of two creative personalities.