Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Bhupen Hazarika successfully operated upon

News Source : The Assam Tribune , 5th Aug 2009 ,Partha Pratim Hazarika

GUWAHATI, Aug 4 – Music maestro Dr Bhupen Hazarika underwent a successful by-pass heart surgery at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai at 2.30 pm today. A team of super specialist doctors led by acclaimed heart surgeon Dr Pradip Kaul, performed the surgery, that took several hours, on the octogenarian musical genius.

Talking over phone from Mumbai, Kamal Kataki, a long time aide of the Dada Saheb Phalke awardee, who was present at the hospital during the hours of the operation, said that the doctors have expressed satisfaction over the surgery and that Dr Hazarika is currently doing fine.
The post-operative medical formalities are going on, Kataki said, adding that he will stay in the intensive care unit of the Reliance Group hospital at least for the next 48 hours. He also said that at present there is no cause of worry over the music maestro’s health.

Filmmaker and Dr Hazarika’s close aide Kalpana Lajmi and well-known publisher of Assam, Surjya Hazarika, among others, are beside Dr Hazarika at the Mumbai hospital, Kataki said.