Music maestro Bhupen Hazarika passes away

Legendry singer Bhupen Hazarika passes away. He was 85. Bhupen Hazarika was critically ill for few months and was admitted to Mumbai Kolilaben Dhirubhai hospital. He was having problem in breathing. "It was a multi-organ failure. The end came around 4.30 pm," Jayanta Saha, chief PRO at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital, said.

His condition worsened when he had to undergo a minor surgery to attach a food pipe into his system. When he breathed his last, noted filmmaker and his friend Kalpana Lajmi was by his side. He was the recipient of many prestigious awards. He was awarded with Dada Saheb Phalke award and Padma Bhushan.

On September 8, Bhupen Hazarika celebrated his 85th birthday in hospital.

His departure is a great loss to the music industry.