Bhupen Hazarika is a multi-faceted artist from Assam, a state in the north-eastern part of India. As a singer, he is known for his wonderfully crisp voice and flawless diction; as a lyricist, he is known for poetic compositions and parables that touch on a wide range of themes---ranging from the erotic to social and political commentary; and as a composer for his use of folk music with a touch of the contemporary. He also participated, first as a child artist, and later as a director, in the nascent Assamese film industry. He is immensely popular, touching on reverence, in the states of Assam, West Bengal as well as in neighbouring Bangladesh. In addition to his native Assamese, Hazarika has sung in many other Indic languages, including Bengali and Hindi.
Bhupen Hazarika was born on September 8, 1926 in Sadiya, Assam. A child prodigy, he wrote and sang his first song at the age of 10 and worked for the second Assamese talkie, Indramalati, in 1939, when he was 12 years old. He completed his Intermediate Arts from Cotton College, Guwahati, Assam in 1942, and went on to Banaras Hindu University to complete his B.A. in 1944 and his M.A. in Political Science in 1946. He earned a Ph.D. from Columbia University, New York, USA in 1954, submitting a dissertation titled "Proposals for preparing India's basic education to use audio-visual techniques in adult education".
In 1992, he was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for lifetime achievements in cinema. on 8th feb. 2008 he got the Life Time Achievement Award in cinema .