GUWAHATI, Nov 15 – The entire community of Gauhati University, comprising teachers, officers, employees and students, at a condolence meeting, held under the chairmanship of the Vice Chancellor recently, expressed shock and utmost grief at the sad demise of the ‘great national legend’ Asam Ratna Dr Bhupen Hazarika, who breathed his last on November 5 in Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital.
According to a press release, the ‘University community’ recalled his invaluable contributions and achievements as one of the former teachers of Gauhati University, noted film-maker, music maestro, great singer and lyricist, former president of Asam Sahitya Sabha, former chairman of Sangeet Natak Akademi of India, Dada Saheb Phalke awardee, Padma Bhushan awardee and above all as one who had composed the University Song Jilikaba Luitore Paar.
The whole University community expressed deep condolences and conveyed heartfelt sympathy to the family members and prayed to Almighty for the eternal peace of his departed soul and observed one minute’s silence.
Pragati Samaj: The Pragati Samaj Namghar of Lachit Nagar also held a meeting on Sunday, condoling the death of Dr Bhupen Hazarika and prayed to God for his eternal peace, stated another press release.
Textile Institute: The teachers, staff and students of Assam Textile Institute, at Ambari, here organised a shraddhanjali programme and also prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul of Dr Bhupen Hazarila. The meeting observed one-minute silence and appealed for according Bharat Ratna to the legendary musician, a press release stated.
Anusandhana Samiti: An executive meeting of the Kamarupa Anusandhana Samiti on Sunday, expressed deep grief and sorrow at the death of Dr Bhupen Hazarika, stated a press release.
The Samity also observed one-minute silence and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.