Today is the 96th birth anniversary of Dr Bhupen Hazarika. At one time, other states of India knew Assam for its One-horned Rhino, tea leaves and the words of Dr Bhupen Hazarika. The 2016 Indian Postal stamp also featured a still image of Bhupen Hazarika, the eye of the music industry in Assam and India, for a long time.
While the entire state remembered him with tears, another news brought a smile to the faces of the people of Assam this morning. Popular search engine Google has used Sudha kontho’s Doodle on its website.
Bhupen Hazarika was an Indian playback singer, lyricist, musician, poet, actor and filmmaker from Assam, widely known as Sudha Kontho. His songs, written and sung mainly in the Assamese language himself, are marked by humanity and universal brotherhood and have been translated and sung in many languages, most notably Bengali and Hindi.
Bhupen Hazarika Received the fourth highest civilian award, Padma Shri, on the republic day of India in 1977. Afterwards, he also received the sangeet natak academy award in 1987. He was awarded Padma Bhusan in 2001, and later posthumously, he received the highest civilian award in India, Bharat Ratna.
A Google Doodle is a unique, temporary alteration of the logo on Google’s homepages intended to commemorate holidays, events, achievements, and notable historical figures of particular countries. The first Google Doodle honoured the 1998 edition of the long-running annual Burning Man event in Black Rock City, Nevada. It was designed by co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin to notify users of their absence in case the servers crashed. Early Marketing employee Susan Wojcicki then spearheaded subsequent Doodles, including an alien landing on Google and additional custom logos for major holidays. An outside contractor designed google Doodles until 2001, when Page and Brin asked public relations officer Dennis Hwang to design a logo for Bastille Day. Since then, a ” Doodlers ” team has organized and published the Doodles.