Hazarika brothers` creative genius celebrated in capital

New Delhi: Two Brothers, an event that combined music, song and conversation, was organised here to celebrate the creative genius of of late music maestro Bhupen Hazarika and his late singer-composer-brother Jayanta.

The event, organised Monday by the Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research (C-NES), Guwahati, in collaboration with the India International Centre and OIL India Limited, was hosted by Sanjoy Hazarika of C-NES.

While showcasing the extraordinary range of their creativity over several decades, the programme, which was held a day after Bhupen Hazarika`s birth anniversary, also witnessed performances by Jayanta`s son, Mayukh and his wife Laili with musicians from the capital. Sunita Bhuyan, a known violinist from Mumbai, presented some of the brothers` compositions.

Filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi, a long-time companion of the Dadasaheb Phalke award winner Bhupen Hazarika, was also present at the event.

Bhupen Hazarika was an established singer, lyricist, filmmaker and one of India`s best-known balladeers who had composed soulful music for films like "Rudaali", "Saaz" and "Gajagamini".

His brother Jayanta is remembered for songs like "Aagoli botahe kopale kolore paat" and "Krishna chura".