Monday, September 8, 2008

Birthday Gift - Asom Ratna for Bhupen Hazarika

Guwahati (PTI): Singing legend Bhupen Hazarika, who celebrated his 83rd birthday on Monday, was conferred the Asom Ratna award for his contribution to literature and culture.
The Dadasaheb Phalke award winning balladeer, who celebrated his birthday in Mumbai quietly, was given the award as he contributed immensely in the fields of literature and culture, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said. The award contains a citation and cash of Rs. 20 lakhs.
Source: The Hindu( )

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