Jayanta Hazarika (Assamese: জয়ন্ত হাজৰিকা) 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.