State remembers Sudhakantha.
GUWAHATI, November 5: Sudhakantha Dr Bhupen Hazarika was remembered
on his second death anniversary today with prayers and homage at his
In a joint programme organised by Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Assam
along with the District Administration and Gauhati University, floral
tributes were paid on his 'samadhi' by hundreds of his followers.
Cultural Affairs minister Pranati Phukan, Director of Cultural Affairs
Department Tapan Kumar Sarma, Gauhati University VC Dr Mridul Hazarika,
former GU VC Akil Kumar Medhi, Kamrup (M) DC Asutosh Agnihotri also
attended the programme today.
The cultural affairs ministers, in a brief interaction with the media
said that the government is very much serious to construct the 'samadhi'.
"Certain controversies are there, and we can never completely
shoo off it from our shoulders. The government is very much serious
for constructing the 'samadhi' and we need the complete public support
for it," the minister added.
There were also a number of musical performances in remembrance of
the music maestro.
Tribute programmes were also arranged at Nizarapar residence of the
late singer. Special naam-prasanga programmes were arranged by the
Bhupen Hazarika Cultural Forum.
"We celebrate Bhupen Da's birthday and not his death anniversary. What has been done today here is arranged by the local residents of Nizarapar, who loves the musical icon very much. We have just helped them in their efforts," said Manjula Hazarika of the Forum.
The usually dull looking premise of Dighalipukhuri today was illuminated
by the All Assam Students' Union (AASU), as they lighted 10,000 candles
near the statue of the late singer. The AASU also burnt a 6 feet tall
incense stick in memory of the singer. An all-religion prayer was
The Doordarshan Kendra, PPC-Northeast, in memory of the late singer
organised a special evening of Bhupen Da's songs at Shradhanjali Kanon.
Bhupen Da's fans in the house of hundreds thronged in to listen to
their favourite song, sung by many popular singers of the state.
Apart from several programmes in Guwahati, homage to the legendary
singer was also paid in rest of the state as well.
Courtesy: collect by VOA Team.