"I was flying from Dubai and I just happened to hear his song "Dil hoom hoom kare" on the radio and was extremely moved," Ali told Mid Day.
“I didn't know that he is no more. His voice was so soothing. It's the kind of simplicity that one achieves after going through highs and lows in life," he said.
Bhupen Hazarika, who died of multi-organ failure on 5 November, 2011, was a popular singer, composer, lyricist, music director and filmmaker from Assam.