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Apart from the demonstrations, marches, hunger strikes and torch rallies by organisations leading the protests, songs, poems and more are keeping the masses inspired.(PTI)

A month on, new songs and poems keep anti-CAA protests in Assam kicking

By Utpal Parashar | Hindustan Times, Guwahati
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2020 05:01 PM IST
Apart from the demonstrations, marches, hunger strikes and torch rallies by organisations leading the protests, songs, poems and more are keeping the masses inspired.
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A child prodigy, Bhupen Hazarika, north-east India’s uncrowned king of music wrote his first song at the age of 13.(Illustration: Biswajit Debnath)
A child prodigy, Bhupen Hazarika, north-east India’s uncrowned king of music wrote his first song at the age of 13.(Illustration: Biswajit Debnath)

Bhupen Hazarika: The Bard of Brahmaputra

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 08:11 PM IST
Referred to as north-east India’s uncrowned king of musical world, he was among the most celebrated artists of 20th century. A poet, music composer, singer, actor, author and filmmaker, he interpreted Assam’s rich folk heritage through his songs beautifully. He was awarded the Bharat Ratna posthumously this year.
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Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi on Tuesday called on ex-president Pranab Mukherjee.(Narendra Modi/Twitter)
Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi on Tuesday called on ex-president Pranab Mukherjee.(Narendra Modi/Twitter)

Meeting Pranab Da always enriching, PM Modi tweets after calling on ex-president

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2019 01:44 PM IST
The Narendra Modi government in Januray this year conferred the highest civilian award Bharat Ratnas on the former President Pranab Mukherjee along with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) ideologue the late Nanaji Deshmukh and decorated singer the late Bhupen Hazarika.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing a public rally at Amingaon on Saturday.(Photo: Twitter/@BJP4India)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing a public rally at Amingaon on Saturday.(Photo: Twitter/@BJP4India)

At Assam rally, PM Modi says confusion is being created over citizenship bill

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Amingaon, Assam
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2019 02:30 PM IST
PM Modi’s northeast visit on Saturday saw protests by various groups over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.
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Bhupen Hazarika’s songs have long provided sustenance to sub-national politics in Assam and the region.(Amlan Dutta)
Bhupen Hazarika’s songs have long provided sustenance to sub-national politics in Assam and the region.(Amlan Dutta)

Bhupen Hazarika’s work inspired Assam’s sub-nationalism

UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2019 07:47 AM IST
Civilian honours have long been a political project of the government in power. Of the three awardees, Bhupen Hazarika’s may seem the least political in terms of the contemporary contours of electoral politics, but examine his work as a lyricist, singer, composer, writer and you find that many of his songs were highly political.
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Two days after President Ramnath Kovind conferred the Bharat Ratna upon Pranab Mukherjee, Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Modi has said Mukherjee was denied his due recognition by the Congress but BJP paid the tribute he deserved.(HT File Photo)
Two days after President Ramnath Kovind conferred the Bharat Ratna upon Pranab Mukherjee, Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Modi has said Mukherjee was denied his due recognition by the Congress but BJP paid the tribute he deserved.(HT File Photo)

Congress did not let Pranab Mukherjee become PM, Narendra Modi honoured him: BJP’s Sushil Modi

By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2019 11:51 AM IST
President Kovind announced Pranab Mukherjee’s name along with singer Bhupen Hazarika and social activist Nanaji Deshmukh for India’s highest civilian honour on the eve of Republic Day. Hazarika and Deskmukh were given posthumously.
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Police have registered a case against senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge over his remark on Assam’s legendary singer-composer Bhupen Hazarika. (Photo by Sonu Mehta / Hindustan Times)(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Police have registered a case against senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge over his remark on Assam’s legendary singer-composer Bhupen Hazarika. (Photo by Sonu Mehta / Hindustan Times)(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Mallikarjun Kharge booked for remarks on Bhupen Hazarika

By Press Trust of India | Morigaon (Assam)
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2019 11:48 PM IST
The case has been filed based on a complaint by RTI activist Raju Mahanta, alleging that Kharge has hurt sentiments of Assamese people.
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Born in 1926 in Sadiya in upper Assam, Bhupen Hazarika was awarded Padma Shri in 1977, Padma Bhushan in 2001, Padma Vibhushan in 2012 and the Dada Saheb Phalke Award in 1992.(File Photo)
Born in 1926 in Sadiya in upper Assam, Bhupen Hazarika was awarded Padma Shri in 1977, Padma Bhushan in 2001, Padma Vibhushan in 2012 and the Dada Saheb Phalke Award in 1992.(File Photo)

Citizenship Bill row casts shadow over Bharat Ratna for Bhupen Hazarika

By Sadiq Naqvi | Hindustan Times, Guwahati
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2019 03:58 PM IST
Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal said the 70th Republic Day was very significant for people of the state. But the Congress and several non-political groups said that scrapping the Citizenship Bill which has the entire Northeast up in arms, would have been a greater gift to the state.
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Zubeen Garg, known for his hit Hindi number Ya Ali from Gangster, has sung in 40 languages including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, Odia, Bengali, Marathi, Nepali, English, Bodo and Karbi. (ZUBEENsOFFICIAL/Facebook)(Facebook/ZubeenOfficial)
Zubeen Garg, known for his hit Hindi number Ya Ali from Gangster, has sung in 40 languages including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, Odia, Bengali, Marathi, Nepali, English, Bodo and Karbi. (ZUBEENsOFFICIAL/Facebook)(Facebook/ZubeenOfficial)

FIR against Assamese singer Zubeen Garg for his alleged remarks on Bharat Ratna

By Sadiq Naqvi | Hindustan Times, Guwahati
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2019 11:16 PM IST
The FIR was registered in Lanka in Hojai district as the state celebrated Republic Day and Thursday’s announcement that Bharat Ratna has been conferred posthumously on Bhupen Hazarika, one of the state’s foremost cultural icons
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Late-singer-Bhupen-Hazarika-was-awarded-Padma-Vibhushan-posthumously(File Phot)

Music maestro Bhupen Hazarika inspired millions across generations

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2019 11:44 PM IST
A poet, music composer, singer, actor, journalist, author and filmmaker, the self-proclaimed jajabor (wanderer) took the rich folk heritage of Assam and interpreted it beautifully for the world through his songs.
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Pranab Mukherjee, a Congressman for five decades before he became President (2012-2017) spoke at an annual RSS event in Nagpur last year.(PTI File Photo)
Pranab Mukherjee, a Congressman for five decades before he became President (2012-2017) spoke at an annual RSS event in Nagpur last year.(PTI File Photo)

Pranab Mukherjee, Bhupen Hazarika and Nanaji Deshmukh awarded Bharat Ratna

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2019 09:51 AM IST
The last time Bharat Ratnas were conferred was in 2015, when educationalist-politician Madan Mohan Malviya and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee were the recipients.
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Known as the ‘Bard of the Brahmaputra’ to reflect the many references to the river in his work, Bupen Hazarika is to be conferred India’s highest civilian honour, along with former president Pranab Mukherjee and the late social activist Nanaji Deshmukh.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Known as the ‘Bard of the Brahmaputra’ to reflect the many references to the river in his work, Bupen Hazarika is to be conferred India’s highest civilian honour, along with former president Pranab Mukherjee and the late social activist Nanaji Deshmukh.(HT FILE PHOTO)

‘Greatest honour, overwhelmed’, says Bhupen Hazarika’s family on Bharat Ratna

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2019 09:37 AM IST
Prabin Hazarika, younger brother of Bharat Ratna awardee Bhupen Hazarika, said he and his family were “overwhelmed” with the honour bestowed on the late singer-musician, who passed away in November 2011.
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Former president Pranab Mukherjee, singer Bhupen Hazarika and social activist Nanaji Deshmukh have been awarded Bharat Ratna(AFP)
Former president Pranab Mukherjee, singer Bhupen Hazarika and social activist Nanaji Deshmukh have been awarded Bharat Ratna(AFP)

Former president Pranab Mukherjee, singer Bhupen Hazarika, social activist Nanaji Deshmukh awarded Bharat Ratna

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2019 09:37 PM IST
Former president Pranab Mukherjee, singer Bhupen Hazarika and social activist Nanaji Deshmukh have been awarded Bharat Ratna
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Hima Das speaks at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2018.(HT Photo)
Hima Das speaks at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2018.(HT Photo)

‘Don’t run for medals, I run to improve my timing’, says Hima Das

By HT Correspondents | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2018 09:14 PM IST
After developing interest in football at an early age, Hima finally took to sprinting as a career on the advice of a school teacher. She said that there is a lot of talent in the villages but opportunities are rare.
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Kalpana Lajmi, who had been fighting a kidney-related ailment, died in Mumbai on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Kalpana Lajmi, who had been fighting a kidney-related ailment, died in Mumbai on Sunday.(HT Photo)

Kalpana Lajmi: 10 lesser known facts about the Rudaali director

By Nivedita Mishra | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2018 04:29 PM IST
Not many would know that the late Kalpana Lajmi was related to legendary Bollywood director Guru Dutt and veteran director Shyam Benegal.
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Kalpana Lajmi is known for films like Rudaali and Daman.
Kalpana Lajmi is known for films like Rudaali and Daman.

Filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi, director of Rudaali, dies in Mumbai at 64

By Nivedita Mishra | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2018 04:23 PM IST
Kalpana Lajmi, who was known for films like Rudaali and Daman, has died in Mumbai on Sunday.
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