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Mayukh Hazarika (Assamese: ময়ুখ হাজৰিকা; born 13 January 1971) is an Indian playback singer and music director from Assam.[1] He is the frontman of Delhi based band Mayukh Hazarika and the Brahmaputra Balladeers. He is the son of legendary Assamese musician duo Jayanta Hazarika and Manisha Hazarika and nephew of Dr Bhupen Hazarika.[2][3]

Mayukh Hazarika
Birth nameMayukh Hazarika
Born (1971-01-13) 13 January 1971 (age 48)
Guwahati, Assam, India
GenresPop, easy listening
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1988–present
LabelsSaregama
Associated actsDebojit Saha, Jayanta Hazarika, Bhupen Hazarika, Jim Ankan Deka

BiographyEdit

Early life and educationEdit

Mayukh Hazarika, also known as Raja, was born in Guwahati, Assam on 13 January 1971, to Assamese singers Jayanta Hazarika and Manisha Hazarika. He is the only son of musician duo. He was only seven years old when he lost his father. His mother taught him to sing from a very early age. Hazarika did his schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Khanapara and later studied at University of Delhi. He completed his post graduation from AJKMCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia University.

Early careerEdit

After passing out from IIM, Hazarika joined as Head of Camera at NDTV Lifestyle in 2007. Simultaneously, he was performing as a singer at various concerts in India and all around the world along with his wife and singer Laili Dutta Hazarika and mother Manisha Hazarika.[4][5][6][7][8]

Music careerEdit

He shot into fame with his album 'Sokue Jodi Kotha Koy' which was released on 5 February 2009 and was promoted by Bharti Airtel.[9] Before this he had been engaged in singing cover versions of Jayanta Hazarika and Bhupen Hazarika’s hit songs. Although Hazarika embodies his father’s cherubic voice, he has skillfully managed to create his own signature style over time.[10][11]

Personal lifeEdit

Hazarika lives in Bombay with his wife Laili Dutta Hazarika and daughter. His father, noted Assamese singer and music director Jayanta Hazarika, died on 15 October 1977 in Kolkata at the age of 34.

DiscographyEdit

  • Shilongare Godhuli (2002)
  • Sokue Jodi Kotha Koy (2009)
  • Monor Maram (2012)
  • Assamese Modern Songs (2012)
  • All Time Greats Jayanta Hazarika (2012)
  • Anuradha (2012)[12]
  • Assomor Chirajugamiya Geet (2012)

SinglesEdit

  • "Sokuye Jodi Kotha Koi" (music: Aniruddha Barua) (2009)
  • "Niyoror Xur" (music: Jim Ankan Deka) (2019)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mayukh Hazarika - the frontman of the Brahmaputra Balladeers, OK North East
  2. ^ Airtel promotes Assam’s singing sensation – Mayukh & Laili Hazarika Eastern Panorama
  3. ^ Relive golden melodies - ‘A Tribute to Assamese Music’ down the ages on Sunday The Telegraph (Calcutta)
  4. ^ "London tribute to Assamese music legend - Wife, son and daughter-in-law to sing at the Nehru Centre in memory of Jayanta Hazarika". The Telegraph (Calcutta). 13 October 2006. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Mayukh-Laili enthrall Assamese in Australia". Times of Assam. 16 May 2012. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Festival of northeast begins in Delhi". Assam Times. 8 November 2014. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
  7. ^ "A celebration of the North East". Deccan Herald. 20 February 2012. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
  8. ^ "North East festival in Delhi sends out message of national integration". Asian News International. 18 November 2014. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
  9. ^ "Airtel promotes Assam's singing sensation – Mayukh Hazarika & Laili Hazarika". Future Sounds. 10 November 2011. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  10. ^ "Maestros honoured thorough performances at this tribute event in Delhi". Times Of India. 26 June 2012. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  11. ^ "Bhupenda's death anniversary at Mumbai". The Assam Tribune. 2 November 2014. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
  12. ^ Anuradha - Mayukh Hazarika, Gaana.com

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