Moi Jetia Ai Jibonor Maya Eri Gusi Jum (When I will leave the fantasy of this life, .. ) ………………
In this extraordinary love song(sad?) the innate lover says - when he will leave this earthly body forever, his most affectionate one should stand aside him in the last journey of his life and shed some drop of warm tears from her heart, and simply doing so his soul will be rest in eternal peace!
Last year, on 5th November, 2011, the musical legend of Assam Dr. Bhupen Hazarika left his earthly body at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Miumbai, and took his heavenly abode, forever. Thereafter, it was a history created by the people of Assam, the people of North-East India, the people of rest of India & world. In the last journey of this musical legend, from the airport to the Latasil Ground (where his body was kept for people to have a look for the last time and to pay tribute) and then to Jalukbari where he was cremated, millions of people paid him tribute with tearful eyes. It was a record that highest number of people watched the whole programme around the world through different TV channels. Though his beloved one was not present at his last moment, hundreds of thousands of people were with him who loved him much more than themselves, because he was not a single person only for himself but he was for all!
|Wife Pryamvada & son Tez Hazarika|
But, the question is, why? Why people around the world, from elder to younger, women to men, poor to rich and beyond any geographical border love this Jajabor (wanderer) Assamese balladeer. Was he a magician? Yes, he was! He was not simply a singer who sang beautiful songs. He was far more than that. Not only his songs are touchy, but also the theme of the songs & their simplicity, wonderful arrangements, his mesmerizing voice squeezes everybody towards him. His songs are not limited into some love affairs of a man and a woman. As we mentioned above, his songs are mostly for common people, beyond any geographical boundaries. He sang the greatest song of this century “Manuhe Manuhar Babe…”. The theme of the song is Human & Humanity. He says – Human should think, look after, understand, and help human, if it is not then who else will do these?
|Tribute to Dr. Bhupen Hazarika|
This humanist, whom we know as Dr. Bhupen Hazarika, not only wrote songs for mighty Brahmaputra. He wrote songs for mother Ganga, Padma, Godavary, Mississippi, Thames etc. In his songs, we also find the presence of Gorky, Galib, Mark Twain, Places like Ottawa, Austria, Paris, Chicago etc. Wherever traveled, he tried to mingle with the people of those places & their society, culture & history reflects in his songs. He was popular for this universality & ingenuousness in his creations.
On 5th Nov, 2012, it was the first death anniversary of this great humanist of Assam. It is very tough for us to feel that he will be no more to sing beautiful songs!
Throughout Assam, India & world people who loved & respected remembered him with deep sorrow & emptiness through daylong rituals & other programmes.
Bhupenda! We miss you a lot!
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