Mumbai: After Jagjit Singh passed away last month, noted music-composer Bhupen Hazarika’s death has further left a huge void in the Indian music industry, say celebrities.
Hazarika, who was on a ventilator for four months, had been in and out of hospital. He passed away Saturday at Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai.
Filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi, who collaborated with the musician on her films like “Ek Pal”,”Rudaali” and “Daman” was at the hospital when he died.
“The nation will mourn the death of Bhupen Hazarika,” Lajmi told TV reporters.
The film industry remembered the singer and many paid condolences through Twitter.
Akshay Kumar: “After Jagjit Singh, India has lost another musical wonder, RIP Bhupen Hazarika. The man who gave us ‘Dil Hoom Hoom Kare’ from Rudaali, truly our hearts recite this song with grief today.”
Madhur Bhandarkar: “Sad to hear the demise of legendary music maestro Bhupen Hazarika, RIP.”
Sanjay Suri: “Very very Sad to hear about Dr Bhupen Hazarika… spent some wonderful time with him during ‘Daman’.”
Shantanu Moitra: “Bhupen Hzarika passes away… It’s a big loss for all music lovers.”
Sona Mohapatra: Bhupen Hazarika.Assamese music super star legend . *Dil Hoom Homm Kare, Ghabaraye* 1 song of his that I used to hum in my bachpan . #RIP.
Sangeeth Sivan: RIP BHUPEN HAZARIKA.
Derek O’Brien: Fondly recall Bhupen babu flying down from Assam to Mumbai to be on Bournvita Quiz Contest in 1998.Will dedicate BEQuiz national today 2 him.
Sophie Choudry: And we lose yet another legend..Bn an awful few months esp 4 music lovers! Dil hoom hoom kare will play in our ♥s 4ever. RIP Bhupen Hazarika.
Raima Sen: R.I.P Bhupenda..worked with him and Kalpana Lajmi in my second film.
Taslima Nasreen: The songs that touch my heart. Love you Bhupen Hazarika.
Anupam Kher: Dr. Bhupen Hazarika’s music was unusual and haunting and so was his singing. Great person. Warm, compassionate and helpful. Will miss him.
Raveena Tandon: Bhupen Hazarika passes away.. Indias Rich Culture and Heritage of Art and Music loses another Gem.Rest in Peace Bhupen Da.
Mahesh Bhatt told TV reporters that the Dadasaheb Phalke Award winner was a ‘giant among giants’ while actor Farooque Sheikh said a gem like Hazarika can’t be replaced easily.
In her condolence message the President Pratibha Patil said, “Dr. Hazarika was a creative genius whose deep baritone voice was instantly recognized by poetry and music lovers across the nation. His use of folk music with a touch of the contemporary made his compositions unique in their own way. In his passing away, the nation has lost a music maestro and an artiste of exceptional ability.”