Musical legend Bhupen Hazarika unveils his statue in Assam

February 15th, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI  

Guwahati, Feb 15 (ANI): The famed musical legend of North East, Bhupen Hazarika unveiled his life-size statue in Guwahati.
Hundreds of admirers of Hazarika and many locals queued on the roadside to welcome him with flowers as he arrived for the occasion.
This is for the first time that Hazarika unveiled his own statue on Saturday.
Biren Singha, who sculpted Hazarika’’s statue, said that the statue was the way of showing respect for the legend.
“Here the people of Assam and the North-East are offering their respect to our legend through this statue,” said Biern Singha.
A multifaceted genius, Hazarika is a renowned poet, music composer, singer, actor, journalist, author and film-maker having earned high repute from the society. He is the only living pioneer of Assam’’s film industry in the North East, who is hailed as the uncrowned king of cultural world of the Seven Sisters. The States in North East are referred by this name.
Bhupen Hazarika is ranked amongst the leading film makers of the nation.
Today, he is considered as the last of the great mass singers and the only great ballad singer alive in India.
In 2001, he was honoured by the Government with the national award of Padma Bhushan. (ANI)

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