Guwahati: Balladeer Bhupen Hazarika was felicitated in a public function here today amid the demand that the veteran singer, composer and poet be conferred with the Bharat Ratna.
As all the student bodies of the northeastern states and major organisations felicitated the singing colossus, a visibly moved Hazarika thanked them and the people in general for their love and affection.

All Assam Students Union (AASU) advisor Samujjal Bhattacharyya demanded that the icon should be conferred with the country’s highest civilian honour in recognition of his immense contribution to Indian culture. This drew thunderous approval from the huge crowd at the Latasil playground here.As cultural troops, drawn from throughout the region, dished out traditional items and his tilting numbers filled the air, Hazarika was seen clapping. Yesterday, Hazarika unveiled his own statue on the banks of the Dighalipukhuri set up at the initiative of the AASU.
Source : PTI


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