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Bhupen Hazarika passes away

Bhupen Hazarika during an interview with The Hindu. File photo: V.V. Krishnan   | Photo Credit: V_V_Krishnan

Legendary singer-composer Bhupen Hazarika died in a hospital in Mumbai on Saturday after a multi-organ failure. He was 86.

“It was a multi-organ failure. The end came around 4.30 pm,” Jayanta Saha, chief PRO at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital, told PTI. He had been undergoing treatment at the hospital since June 29.

Hazarika’s health deteriorated on October 23, after he developed pneumonia. He had to undergo a minor surgery whereby doctors placed a food pipe into his system.

The Padma Bhushan awardee had celebrated his birthday this year in the ICU of the hospital on September 8 when he cut a cake and fans sang his favourite numbers.

His long-time companion and film-maker Kalpana Lajmi was beside him when he died.

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