Dr Bhupen Hazarika and Jayanta Hazarika Music Day was celebrated at Slough in London by the Srimanta Sankardev International Cultural Centre, coinciding with the birth anniversary of the saint-reformer. The function held on the occasion at the behest of non-resident Assamese, Dr Karunasagar Das was anchored by Hiramoni Sarma, another non-resident Assamese, now working as a management executive in London. She explained the musical journey of both the artistes in detail.
Non-resident Assamese Dr Kumud Sarma, Dr Nilmoni Sikdar, Partha Borbora, Spondita Das sang the songs of the Hazarika brothers. Chinu Kishore presented a dance recital on Dr Hazarika’s famous song Asom Amaar Rupohi.
Invited artistes from Assam Pratima Hazarika sang popular songs like ‘Shyam Kanu’ and ‘Tumi Biyar Nisa’ etc., sonorously. Apart from Assamese audience, there were a large number of English, Hindi, Bengali-speaking and persons of south Indian origin in the audience.
Dr Garima Saikia, Satyabrata Saikia and Gautam Hazarika coming from Assam, also took part in the musical evening. A CD produced by cultural luminary Swapnaneel Baruah on Mahapurush Madhabdeva’s Namghosa and composed by Luitkonwar Rudra Baruah Memorial Trust was also released by Dr Indira Sarma and Jinu Bhagawati during the course of the function.
Courtesy: by Team VOA