Legendary singer-composer Bhupen Hazarika, who wove a magical tapestry out of traditional Assamese music and lyrics, died on Saturday following a prolonged illness. The film and music industry is in a state of shock.
Actor Akshay Kumar: "After Jagjit Singh, India has lost another musical wonder, RIP Bhupen Hazarika. The man who gave us Dil Hoom Hoom K..."
Riteish Deshmukh: "RIP SIR- a big loss to all music lovers RT."
Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt: "Hazarika's death will leave a huge vacuum. He was the face of North-East India."
Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar: "Sad to hear the demise of legendary music maestro Bhupen Hazarika, RIP."
Actor Sanjay Suri: "Very very Sad to hear about Dr Bhupen Hazarika... spent some wonderful time with him during Daman."
Singer Abhijeet: "Bhupen Hazarika introduced Assamese folk song to world. His death has shattered me."
Musician Shantanu Moitra: "It was God's voice when he sang."
Actor Farooque Shaikh: "Bhupen Hazarika was a multi faceted talent."
Pandit Jasraj: "He was a great music director."
Singer Usha Uthup: "Void left by Bhupen cannot be filled."
The singer was 85-years-old. He died at 4.37 pm at the Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai.