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Bhupen Hazarika awarded Asom Ratna

Renowned maestro and Dada Saheb Phalke awardee Dr Bhupen Hazarika received Assam's highest award Assam Ratna at a solemn function on Thursday evening.

The Assam government sponsored award, first of its kind in the north eastern states, was given away by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, who appreciated the maestro for his outstanding contribution to Assam and India.

Receiving the award, Dr Hazarika, known for his evergreen lyrics Tothapito Huwanai Klanta, said his flying mind confines not only to Assam and India saying he belongs to the world. Right from Barak Hussain Obama to the small fries across the planet, he said he sang for all.

Several artists performed Bhupendra Sangeet at this function which made the evening a swashbuckling one.
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Arabinda Saikia's picture

at last the state goverment of assam has done an wonderful works to confer the award Asom Ratna to Dr. Bhupen Hazarika. actually it should have to do many years ago. The people of north east should be presurised to central govt. confer the Bharat Ratna to Dr. Hazarika.
nikunja das's picture

I am heapy for giving him such a award for which he is most perfect,,,,,,,

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