Bhupen Hazarika

1926 - 2011

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Bhupen Hazarika (Assamese: [bʱupɛn ɦazɔɹika] (listen)) (8 September 1926 – 5 November 2011) was an Indian playback singer, lyricist, musician, poet and filmmaker from Assam, widely known as Xudha kontho (meaning cuckoo, literally "nectar-throated"). His songs, 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 1,271,320 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Bhupen Hazarika is the 3,786th most popular actor (down from 3,154th in 2019), the 456th most popular biography from India (down from 378th in 2019) and the 50th most popular Indian Actor.

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Among actors, Bhupen Hazarika ranks 3,786 out of 10,030Before him are So Ji-sub, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Zhao Wei, JoBeth Williams, Joanna Pacuła, and Kader Khan. After him are Gheorghe Mureșan, Ben Miller, Arlene Dahl, Eliane Giardini, Dave Legeno, and Rory Calhoun.

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Among people born in 1926, Bhupen Hazarika ranks 284Before him are Lou Donaldson, José Manuel Estepa Llaurens, Carlos Roberto Reina, Ali Javan, Brita Borg, and Revaz Chkheidze. After him are Moshe Sanbar, Geoffrey Howe, Maneca, Hermann Kant, Jacques Rozier, and Herschell Gordon Lewis. Among people deceased in 2011, Bhupen Hazarika ranks 252Before him are Héctor Núñez, Theodore Roszak, Abderrahmane Mahjoub, Zhanna Prokhorenko, Bhimsen Joshi, and Edmundo Ros. After him are Marco Simoncelli, Moacyr Scliar, Francesco Quinn, Klaus-Dieter Sieloff, Ferenc Szojka, and Juan Tuñas.

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In India

Among people born in India, Bhupen Hazarika ranks 456 out of 1,227Before him are Sunny Deol (1956), Prince Vijaya (-543), Waheeda Rehman (1938), Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis (1893), Girish Karnad (1938), and Bhimsen Joshi (1922). After him are Derek Prince (1915), Meira Kumar (1945), Launceston Elliot (1874), Phoolan Devi (1963), Sharad Pawar (1940), and Muhammad Azam Shah (1653).

Among ACTORS In India

Among actors born in India, Bhupen Hazarika ranks 50Before him are Madhuri Dixit (1967), Sabu Dastagir (1924), Suriya (1975), Sunny Deol (1956), Waheeda Rehman (1938), and Girish Karnad (1938). After him are Om Puri (1950), Vyjayanthimala Bali (1936), Tiger Shroff (1990), Devika Rani (1908), Anupam Kher (1955), and Sanjay Dutt (1959).

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