Google celebrates the 96th birth anniversary of Dr. Bhupen Hazarika with an artistic doodle

Bhupen Hazarika   was an Indian playback singer, lyricist, musician, poet, actor, filmmaker and politician from Assam 

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His songs were written and sung mainly in the Assamese language by himself, are marked by humanity and universal brotherhood and have been translated and sung in many languages, most notably in Bengali and Hindi

His songs, based on the themes of communal amity, universal justice and empathy, are especially popular among the people of Assam, West Bengal and Bangladesh 

He received Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1987), Padma Shri (1977), and Padma Bhushan (2001)