Google Doodle to honour this folk singer, know who

Since decades this singer has been enthralling all with his folk music. He had been singing folk songs relating to his region. His songs, compositions talk of the beautiful region he belongs to.

On Thursday, search engine, Google paid tribute to iconic singer Bhupen Hazarika on his 96th birth anniversary with a doodle that illustrated the musician with a harmonium and his trademark Gurkha cap. Besides an acclaimed singer, the Bharat Ratna awardee was a composer, poet and filmmaker who created music for scores of films in Assamese, Hindi, Bengali and a few other languages.

“Happy birthday, Bhupen Hazarika! Your songs and films continue to command respect for Assam’s rich culture,” Google said.

It said the artwork, illustrated by Mumbai-based guest artist Rutuja Mali, “celebrates Hazarika’s work to popularise Assamese cinema and folk music”.

Mali said she went through a few of Hazarika’s songs, photos and videos and tried her best to “reflect his charm” in the doodle.

A Google doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google’s homepages intended to commemorate holidays, events, achievements, and notable historical figures of particular countries.

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