Saturday, February 9, 2008

Bhupen Hazarika honoured for lifetime achievement

Source : The Hindu , 9th Feb -2008
Guwahati (PTI): Eminent singer Bhupen Hazarika was conferred Pramathesh Barua Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award along with a cabinet minister's status by the Assam government.
The award instituted by Assam government's Directorate of Cultural Affairs was given to the maestro by chief minister Tarun Gogoi last evening here in recognition for his all-round contribution.
Gogoi also announced that Hazarika, a Dadasaheb Phalke award receipient, would also get a cabinet minister's status.
"The legendary artiste's contribution in the field of culture do not need repitition," Gogoi said.
Accepting the award, Hazarika said, "I have been a cultural worker all my life, striving to promote the rich heritage of Assam throughout the world. I might have won many awards but the love of the people of Assam is most dear to me," he said.
In the programme, Hazarika handed over various memorabilia, awards, trophies, accesories, film prints, certificates, audiocassettes and CDs to the Chief Minister for preservation and display

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