GUWAHATI, Sept 9: On the occasion of the 92 birth anniversary of Dr Bhupen Hazarika, rich tributes were paid to the music maestro in London with Indian High Commissioner to UK YK Sinha taking the lead. As per a release, Assam has been fortunate in giving birth to a great musical genius in Dr. Bhupen Hazarika. He was an ardent supporter of Assamese nationalism and wrote many stirring compositions about the cultural heritage of his native State.
The entire post - colonial period of the one entire Assam, from pre-independent India till today where Assam has been divided into major North-Eastern states, no individual has matched Dr. Bhupen Hazarika’s contribution which has motivated, represented, dominated, progressed, enlightened and awoken all the people of this region.
He has contributed to the socio-cultural political progress of the entire North - East and eastern India as per the release.
The dignitaries present on the occasion included M Sayeedur Rahman Khan, High Commissioner of Bangladesh, Lord Swraj Paul, prominent industrialist. Prabin Hazarika (Bhupen Hazarka’s brother) with his wife Trisha Hazarika from Leicester were also present. This event was initiated by Rini Kakati, FASS, Assam Co-ordinator for UK.
On the occasion of Dr. Hazarika’s 92nd birth anniversary, Indian High Commissioner to UK YK Sinha paid candle light tribute to the maestro along with several other prominent personalities present on the occasion. Sinha also thanked Rini Kakati and Deputy Director of Nehru Centre for this great initiative shown to Bhupen da.