By Hemanta Kumar Nath, Guwahati, Sept 8 IBNS | 2 years ago

People of Assam and other parts of the country paid their tributes to late Assamese singer Bhupen Hazarika on his 87th birth anniversary on Sunday.

Several organizations including All Assam Students Union (AASU) organised a day long programme in Guwahati, Lakhimpur, Jorhat, Nagaon, Dibrugarh, Tezpur and paid homage to the musical luminary.

AASU had organised a "Uddipana" programme at Dighalipukhuri in the city near Bhupen Hazarika's statue.

In Lakhimpur, a statue of the Assamese icon.

Noted singer Usha Mangeshkar took part in the programme.

Meanwhile, the Assam state government announced that, the birth day of the musical maestro will be celebrated as 'Integration Day' in the state from next year.

Several organisations and people from Assam demanded that the Union government bestow the prestigious "Bharat Ratna" award to Bhupen Hazarika as posthumously.

Hazarika had died on November 5, 2010.

(Posted on 08-09-2013)