Bhupen Hazarika

1926 - 2011

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Bhupen Hazarika (Assamese: [bʱupɛn ɦazɔɹika] ) (8 September 1926 – 5 November 2011) was an Indian playback singer, lyricist, musician, poet, actor, artist, editor, filmmaker, professor and politician from Assam, widely known as Sudha Kontho (meaning cuckoo, literally "nectar-throated"). His songs were written and sung mainly in the Assamese language by himself, are marked by humanity and universal brotherhood and have been translated and sung in many languages, most notably in Bengali and Hindi. His songs, based on the themes of communal amity, universal justice and empathy, are especially popular among the people of Assam, West Bengal and Bangladesh. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bhupen Hazarika has received more than 2,762,091 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Bhupen Hazarika is the 1,637th most popular actor (up from 2,792nd in 2019), the 277th most popular biography from India (up from 395th in 2019) and the 18th most popular Indian Actor.

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Among actors, Bhupen Hazarika ranks 1,637 out of 13,578Before him are Lorne Greene, Jim Kelly, Jean Delannoy, Jaya Bachchan, Anne Archer, and Jo Van Fleet. After him are Elsa Pataky, Pierre Renoir, Nichelle Nichols, Billy Drago, Perry King, and Massimo Girotti.

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Among people born in 1926, Bhupen Hazarika ranks 144Before him are Jérôme Lejeune, Choi Eun-hee, Ed McBain, Jürgen Moltmann, Jean-Marie Lustiger, and Raul Hilberg. After him are Jambyn Batmönkh, Joshua Fishman, Don Rickles, Marie-Claire Alain, Morton Feldman, and Peter Alexander. Among people deceased in 2011, Bhupen Hazarika ranks 108Before him are Lidia Gueiler Tejada, Bernard Collomb, Roland Petit, Charles Napier, Marie-France Pisier, and Nancy Wake. After him are Facundo Cabral, Roman Opałka, Arnfinn Bergmann, Võ Chí Công, Eliyahu M. Goldratt, and Ken Russell.

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In India

Among people born in India, Bhupen Hazarika ranks 277 out of 1,861Before him are Baji Rao I (1700), Shankar Dayal Sharma (1918), C. N. Annadurai (1909), Dhirubhai Ambani (1932), Jaya Bachchan (1948), and Birbal (1528). After him are Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit (1900), Begum Hazrat Mahal (1820), Ramdhari Singh Dinkar (1908), Ramaswamy Venkataraman (1910), Hemachandra (1089), and Shakuntala Devi (1929).

Among ACTORS In India

Among actors born in India, Bhupen Hazarika ranks 18Before him are Amrish Puri (1932), Hema Malini (1948), Rajesh Khanna (1942), Aamir Khan (1965), Sridevi (1963), and Jaya Bachchan (1948). After him are Savitri (1936), Rajinikanth (1950), Nargis (1929), Puneeth Rajkumar (1975), Girish Karnad (1938), and Shashi Kapoor (1938).

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