Dr. Bhupen Hazarika he was a man of many talents and was a lyricist, singer, noet, film-maker and above all a marvelous musician. He belonged to the state of Assam and brought the sound of the masses to the mainstream. He was involved with the IPTA or the Indian People's theatre association and wrote plays for them.
He has received many awards like the Sangeet Natak Academy Award and the subsequent Fellowship. He received the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan but was also given the Padma Vibhushan posthumously. He was so erudite that the government of India awarded him with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.