Bhupen Hazarika– A multifaceted genius, he was a good poet, music composer, singer, actor, journalist, author and film-maker of the very highest repute. He was the only pioneer of Assam.s film industry in the Northeast and has been therefore, rightly hailed as the uncrowned king of North-Eastern India.s cultural world.
Bhupen Hazarika was ranked amongst the leading film-makers of the nation. He was probably the only pioneer who was solely responsible for placing the fledging Assamese cinema on all India and on the world cinema map. He has been the only person in the past 40 years to propagate the better cinema movement and has integrated all the seven north-eastern states, including tribal culture, through the medium of cinema. His remarkable popularity brought him to the legislative Assembly as an Independent member between 1967 to 1972, where he was solely responsible for installing the first state-owned film studio of its kind ever, in India in Guwahati, Assam.