Music legend Bhupen Hazarika passes away

By Hindustan Times

Noted singer, musician and lyricist Bhupen Hazarika died on Saturday at 85 after a multi-organ failure. He was hospitalised in Mumbai's Kokilaben Dhirubai Ambani Hospital on June 29 after complaining of breathlessness owing to a chest infection. He was later admitted to the ICU, said doctors.

Hazarika's health deteriorated after he developed pneumonia on October 23. He had to undergo a minor surgery, to attach a food pipe into his system.

The legendary singer and composer, with his trademark deep baritone, has sung in many Indian languages, including Bengali, Hindi and his native language, Assamese. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan and the Dadasaheb Phalke award.

On September 8, Hazarika celebrated his 85th birthday in hospital.

His long-time companion and filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi was beside him when he died.

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