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Biju Phukan passes away, cremation Thursday

GUWAHATI:Veteran actor Biju Phukan is dead. He was 70. Phukan, the doyen of Assamese film world suddenly died of cardiac arrestin the afternoon.

According to information, Phukan, who was not keeping well for the last couple of days suddenly fell seriously ill and his family members rushed him to the Apollo Hospital in Guwahati and died minutes after he was admitted in ICU.

He is survived by his wife Rajashree, daughter Sanghamita and son Angshuman.

Many film personalities and his fans are thronging his residence in the city and the hospital premises as soon as the news of his tragic death spread like wild fire.

The Assam government is organizing his cremation with full state honour on Thursday.

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