Bollywood mourns Bhupen Hazarika’s demise

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The whole nation grieved as the news of singing legend Bhupen Hazarika’s death spread on Saturday. The 86-year-old singer/composer died on Saturday because of multiple-organ failure. While his body is to be cremated tomorrow, Bollywood stars tweeted their final tribute for the legendary musician.

Amitabh Bachchan tweeted: ‘Bhupen Hazarika passes away ! A musician of many talents and what a voice .. prayers and condolences !!’

Shreya Ghoshal wrote: ‘Sorry sad to hear abt Bhupen Hazarika Ji. Another legend lost. His voice and songs will be alive in our hearts forever. Rest in peace.’

Mahesh Bhatt tweeted: ‘Bhupen Hazrika was a giant among giants. He was much more than a music icon. He was a social reformer with the heart of a child.’

Madhur Bhandarkar was also sad to hear the news. ‘Sad to hear the demise of legendary music maestro BHUPEN HAZARIKA, RIP !!!’ he updated.

Riteish Deshmukh wrote: ‘RIP SIR- a big loss to all music lovers.’

Anupam Kher also tweeted: ‘Dr. Bhupen Hazarika’s music was unusual and haunting and so was his singing. Great person. Warm, compassionate and helpful. Will miss him.’

Shabana Azmi wrote: ‘Sorry to learn about bhupen hazarika. His was a unique voice and he wrote lyrics using Assam’s folk music as an instrument of social change..’

Singer Shantanu Mukherji couldn’t believe the news. ‘Just landed into Mumbai and got the terrible news of Bhupen Da… He was so profound and yet so simple..Never imposing.. Fondest memories..’ he updated.

Image: Amitabh Bachchan

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