GUWAHATI, Nov 5 – Music maestro Dr Bhupen Hazarika was remembered on his first death anniversary today with various programmes across the State.
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DIBRUGARH: Sudhakantha Dr Bhupen Hazarika was remembered on his first death anniversary today with prayers and homage at his birth place in Sadiya of Tinsukia district.
A cross-section of people of different faiths offered tribute to the music legend at the precincts of Sadiya Sahitya Sabha. Scores of fans and admirers of the cultural icon attended the shraddhanjali programme organised by Sadiya Sahitya Sabha. Sadiya Silpi Samaj and Sadiya unit of the AASU paid floral tribute to the late maestro.
JORHAT: As many as 189 persons having remarkable contribution to the various fields in the society were awarded by Assam Sanskritik Mahasabha today at a function held at Jorhat District Library auditorium which was organized to mark the death anniversary of music maestro Dr Bhupen Hazarika. The organisation resolved to observe the day of Bhupenda’s death as Sangeet Divas every year. 120 of the awardees were present in the function. Jorhat MLA Rana Goswami delivered the welcome address. Meghalaya Governor RS Mooshahary was the chief guest of the function.
Nagaon: To mark the first death anniversary of well-known singer, lyricist, music director Dr Bhupen Hazarika, a number of functions were organized in Nagaon.
The portrait of Dr Hazarika was placed in public places where floral tributes were paid, earthen lamps were lit and songs of Dr Hazarika played
AASU, NSUI, Jatiyatabadi Gana Sangram Parisad, and a number cultural organizations arranged these functions. A statue of Dr Hazarika was unveiled by renowned cultural activist, litterateur Suryya Hazarika at Sankardev Art School situted at Chamua Gaon on November 4.
NALBARI: Rich tributes were paid to Sangeet Surya Dr Bhupen Hazarika on his first death anniversary at different parts of Nalbari district today. The Nalbari Anchalik Students’ Union paid tributes at a function held at its office campus. The Nalbari district administration also organaised a function on the occasion at Nalbari Children’s Park today. About a hundred youths of remote Niz Tapa village in Nalbari district took out a cycle rally today.
TINSUKIA: On his first death anniversary today, music maestro Dr Bhupen Hazarika was remembered by the people of Tinsukia with various programmes at different places of Tinsukia. At Golap Chandra Rabi Chandra Natya Mandir here, the day was observed with a ‘prabhat phery’ on the streets of the town. The Bhupen Hazarika Pratimurti Nirman Committee organised a drawing competition among the school childrenwhile an all-religion prayer and a meeting were also organized.
SILapathar: The first death anniversary of Sangeet Surya Dr Bhupen Hazarika was observed at Silapathar public auditorium today. The programme was jointly organised by AASU, AJYCP, TMPK, Silapathar Sahitya Sabha, Silapathar Kabi Samaj, Banga Sahitya Sanmilan, Nepali Sahitya Parishad, etc.