Department of India Post issued Rs. 5 stamp commemorating Legendary singer of India, Bhupen Hazarika. He was a poet, music composer, singer, actor, journalist, author and film-maker of high repute born in Assam. He began his career in films as a child actor in the second talkie film to be made in the pioneering years of 1939. He made several award winning Assamese films and composed evergreen music for many Assamese films. As a singer, he was known for his baritone voice and diction; as a lyricist, he was known for poetic compositions and parables which touched on themes ranging from romance to soical and political commentary; and as a composer, for his use of folk music. The stamp depicts a portrait of Bhupen Hazarika.