Director Onir, who started his film career with Bhupen Hazarika, says he will always remember the late singer-composer for his incredible voice.
“Very sad to hear about the demise of Bhupenda. I started my career in the Hindi film industry by working in 'Daman' with Kalpana Lajmi and Bhupenda.
“Remember Bhupenda for his warmth and love and the incredible voice and melody. (I) Will remember him with love,” Onir posted on micro-blogging site Twitter.
Directed by Kalpana Lajmi, “Daman” was released in 2001 and saw actress Raveena Tandon winning the best actress national award for her role as Durga Saikia.
Hazarika, who died of multiple organ failure, had composed the music for the movie.
“Worked with BhupenDa for the music of 'Daman' and his music album 'Ganga'. Remember our love for good food and the lunches and dinners we had together,” he further posted.
Known for his haunting, resounding melodies like "Dil hoom hoom kare" and "Ganga behti ho kyon", Hazarika, who was on the ventilator for four months and had been in and out of hospital, passed away saturday at the Kokilaben Hospital.
He was 85.