GUWAHATI, Sept 11 - A book titled, Bhupen Hazarika - As I knew him, authored by filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi and published by Harper Collins was unveiled at an event at Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai on September 8.
The book was released on the occasion of the bard�s 91st birth anniversary. The event was partnered by Balipara Foundation along with IndusInd Bank.
The book contains a number of his songs translated into English by Muni Kabir and illustrated by artist Lalitha Lajmi. With this book, Kalpana aims to take his work of 75 years to the global platform befitting the chair that already exists in his name at Harvard University.
�I want the world to know what a great man and an artiste he was. The book wouldn�t have been possible without Ranjit Barthakur, Balipara Foundation and IndusInd Bank. Also, I am grateful to Shyam Benegal, Prasoon Joshi, Mahesh Bhatt, Adil Hussain and Huma Qureshi, who have come forward to promote the book,� Lajmi said.