Bhupen Hazarika’s picture to adorn London’s Nehru Centre

June 20th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS  

Guwahati, June 20 (IANS) A picture of Assam’s late musical icon Bhupen Hazarika will be unveiled at the Nehru Centre, the cultural wing of the High Commission of India in the UK, said an NGO from London.

India’s High Commissioner to the UK Dr. Jaimini Bhagwati will unveil the picture June 26, it said. High Commissioner of Bangladesh Dr. M. Sayeedur Rahman Khan will also be present.

The proposal to have a picture of Hazarika at the Nehru Centre was initiated by the high commission and Friends of Assam and Seven Sisters (FASS), a non-profit organisation, said FASS international director Rini Kakati in a statement.

Kakati said the proposal was approved by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations.

“Hazarika was considered as the last of the great mass singers and the only great balladeer in India,” she said.

Hazarika passed away Nov 5 last year.

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