Jayanta Hazarika was arguably the most melodious singer and composer in the world of Assamese music In His short life span of 34 years he performed playback singing for numerous Assamese films and made a number of vinyl records and audio cassettes. He is the first Assamese singer that targeted the urban youth with his music. Jayanta Hazarika was pioneer in introducing several western instruments in his songs and till date his songs mesmerise Assamese society with melody and soulful lyrics which typically sets the mood for that eastern state. Jayanta, popularly known as Rana, was born to a family which produced several gifted musicians/ artists of Assamese music. He was youngest of six children of Nilakanta Hazarika & Smt. Shantipriya Hazarika,the eldest among them is Dr. Bhupen Hazarika. He was married to Manisha Sengupta in 4th aug, 1969; a singer, born and raised in a respectable Bengali family in Kolkata, had a musical background. Mayukh Hazarika their only son, born on 13 January 1971 in kolkata is also a renowned singer /composer of Assamese modern music. Assamese singer-composer Jayanta Hazarika is perhaps a classic example Jayanta Hazarika recording songs for the Assamese film Faguni. Also seen are singer Malabika Bora, Pulak Gogoi, director Siva Thakur and music director Dr Upen Kakati.of these famous words by the erstwhile President of the United States of America. His evanescent lifetime was marked by his superior musical gifts, unprecedented success and popularity.
JAYANTA HAZARIKA's WORKS
Playback (Movies) Maniram Dewan Loti-Ghoti Phaguni Chikmik Bijuli and more Music Director (feature film) Jayanta Hazarika worked as Assistant music director with his brother Bhupen Hazarika for Maniram Dewan, Loti-Ghoti and Chikmik Bijuli. In Chikmik bijuli he also composed background score. Banaria Phul, (1971, dir: Atul Borodloi) Brishti, (1975, dir: Deuti Barua) Niyoti, (1978, dir: Indukalpa Hazarika) Dharmakaari (1977, dir: Bhaben Das) Natun Asha (1977, dir: Probir Mitra; Manisha Hazarika completes this movie after his Jayanta's untimely death) He was composing music for few more films, but couldn't complete them: Ronga Megh (dir: Atul Bordoloi) Enajori (dir: Gouri Barman, completed 5 songs) Pohar (dir: Manik Bora, completed 2 songs) Upapath (dir: Hemanta Dutta; Manisha Hazarika completed this movie.) Music Direction (Documentaries) Flora and Fauna of North-East India Wheels and the Horizon Xonman Jyoti Chitraban Music Direction (Stage-plays) Siraj (dramatist: Phani Sharma) Baan (dramataist: Prafulla Bora) Jinty Janma Juddha Ghoxonaar Din Jerengar Xoti 5 plays for Lakhimi Theatre