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Bhupen Hazarika award Lou Majaw

Sarhad will honour Lou Majaw with the coveted Bhupen Hazarika award for rendering an outstanding work at the national and international level. According to a statement, the award aims at creating a strong bond between Maharashtra with Northeast will be given away in October. The Award consists of Rs. 51,000/-, a memento and a certificate.
Born in Mawlai, Phudmari, Shillong on the 14th of April 1947 Lou Majaw's first encounter with the guitar was in 1955 at The Sacred Hearts Boys Boarding School. Moving on to Don Bosco Technical School in 1959 to learn tailoring, he spent the next three years till 1962 playing guitar and side drum, genis, sax and trumpet in the School Orchestra. After this Majaw performed in the bands that he spearheaded, The Fentones, Super Sound Factory, Blood and Thunder, Sons of Adam, Eleventh Commandment, the Underdog Band, Autumn Dogs, Great Society, Meghalaya Love Project and currently Lou Majaw and Friends.
In the first year it was awarded to well- known director Jahnu Barua by the auspicious hands of Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, the next year it was awarded to renowned actor Prof. Ratan Thiyam by the hands of well- known actor Amol Palekar, while in the third year it was awarded to journalist Samudra Gupta Kashyap by the hands of Sushilkumar Shinde.

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