Bhupen Hazarika, one of India's most beloved musicians and perhaps the best-known face of the country's northeast, passed away last week, bringing to an end a scintillating career in the arts that began more than seven decades ago. Hazarika was popularly known as the Bard of the Brahmaputra, the river that appeared in many of his songs. He was mourned by a procession of hundreds of thousands of people when his body was brought home from Mumbai, where he resided in his last years, to Guwahati, in his native Assam.
Lena Horne , the jazz singer who broke color barriers in Hollywood and fought for civil rights during a seven-decade career that took her from the Cotton Club in Harlem to Hollywood and the Broadway stage, has died. She was 92.
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