Life of a Legend
Juanita Kakoty
BHUPENDA: THE BARD OF BRAHMAPUTRA by Kamal Kataki and Devajit Bhuyan Spectrum Publications, 2013, 224 pp., 495
December 2013, volume 37, No 12

The authors’ profound love for Bhupen Hazarika, celebrated as the only great ballad singer in India till his death, comes out in their offering, Bhupenda: Bard of the Brahmaputra. They even have one whole chapter where they quote the condolence messages by prominent people from all walks of life at the time of Hazarika’s death. Devajit Bhuyan writes in his note, ‘After the demise of Bhupen Hazarika, the people of Assam and the rest of the world suffered a great loss and experienced deep anxiety… I too became very emotional after witnessing the last journey of Bhupenda and decided to overcome this pain through my pen and passion for writing.’

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