Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Dr Hazarika to be conferred Asom Ratna today

GUWAHATI, Jan 28 – The first-ever Asom Ratna Award will be conferred on the legendary musician Dr Bhupen Hazarika at a function at the Pragjyoti ITA Centre for Performing Arts scheduled for 5-30 pm tomorrow. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi will present the award to the maestro. The award consists of a plaque, a citation and a cash amount of Rs 3 lakh.
A group of 50 senior and budding artistes will pay a musical tribute to Dr Hazarika by rendering one of his immortal compositions—“Tapta Tikhare Agni Shakti, Rakta Barane Jwale…” at the function.

Source : The Assam Tribune ,29-01-2009

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