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Hiru-da no more

Yet another legend passed away. Famed poet and lyricst Hiren Bhatt shuffled off his mortal coils on Wednesday at Dispur Hospital where he was admitted last month. The end came at 11-30 in the morning. Doctors attending on him informed assamtimes that his condition slipped into coma during the last 24 hours. Popularly known as Hiru-da, whose famous poetry Sugandhi Pokhila led him to the acme of glory was born on July 27 in 1932 in Jorhat. His wife and daughter were beside him when he breathed his last. Lifeless Hiruda was taken to his residence for last respect. A pall of gloom engulfed the entire state and people and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul. Assamtimes family members also deeply condoled his death. May his soul rest in peace.

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