Hazarika’s death big loss for music industry: Bollywood

November 5th, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS  

Akshay Kumar New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) 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.”

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.

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