Bollywood, art world pay tribute to Bhupen Hazarika

Mumbai: Several Bollywood personalities including Jaya Bachchan, Shabana Azmi, singers Sunidhi Chauhan and Shreya Ghoshal paid respect to the late Assamese music legend Bhupen Hazarika at a prayer meet here last evening.

The meet was organised at the Regency Apartment in Lokhandwala in suburban Andheri, where Hazarika used to stay.

The singer-composer passed away on November 5 due to multi-organ failure at a hospital here.

Sunidhi and Shreya performed on Hazarika`s various popular numbers, including `Dil Hoom Hoom Kare` and `Ganga`.

Besides Bollywood celebrities, many others including eminent vocalist Ghulam Mustafa Khan, adman-lyricist Prasoon Joshi, singers Hema Sardesai and Ila Arun and bhajan maestro Anup Jalota came here to remember Hazarika.

"It would be wrong to remember Bhupenda just as a singer. He was a multi-faceted person," veteran actress Jaya Bachchan said.

"For Bhupen, his singing and verses were his life and he always believed in using them as a medium to bring about a change in the society," Shabana Azmi said.

PTI

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