Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal paid homage to the great music legend Jayanta Hazarika on the occasion of his 41st death anniversary on Monday on Twitter.
Homage to music legend Jayanta Hazarika on his death anniversary. His immortal creations will live on in our hearts forever. pic.twitter.com/SCLO8iGAA6
— Sarbananda Sonowal (@sarbanandsonwal) October 15, 2018
The youngest brother of Bhupen Hazarika, Jayanta passed away on October 15 1977, composed soulful songs within his short life span of 34 years that are still popular today among the people of Assam.
Nicknamed as Rana-da and born into a family passionate about music, his musical compositions were a rendition of various western musical forms such as rock and roll, jazz with the traditional Assamese folk music that made his songs quite a hit and gave it quite a unique identity..
He did various stage shows with his elder brother and also composed songs for films, documentaries and stage plays.
The singer whose songs Aagoli botahe kopale kolore paat and Krishnachura Krishnachura were hugely popular, also started a group called Xur Bahini to help the victims affected by flood.
This group also became hugely popular for their wonderful song compositions.