Bhupen Hazarika was exposed to the musical influence of his mother, who exposed him to lullabies and traditional Music of Assam. When Bhupen Hazarika was 10 years of age, was discovered by Jyotiprasad Agarwala, the noted Assamese lyricist, playwright and the first Assames Filmmaker and Bishnu Prasad Rabha, renowned Assamese artist and revolutionary poet, where he sang a Borgeet (the traditional classical Assamese devotional songs), taught by his mother at a public function. In 1936, Bhupen Hazarika accompanied them to Kolkata where he recorded his first song. His association with the icons of Assamese Culture was the beginning of his artistic growth and credentials. Subsequently, Hazarika sang two songs in films at the age of 12. He wrote his first song at the age of 13 and he was well on his way to becoming a lyricist, composer and singer.