Friday, February 25, 2011

Bhupen Hazarika hospitalised

News Source : NDTV.Com
Friday, February 25, 2011
Eminent artist and music composer Bhupen Hazarika was admitted to a private hospital in Guwahati this evening following respiratory ailments.

The 85-year-old music legend complained about difficulty in breathing after attending a programme at the Sri Sri Sankardeb Kalakshetra and immediately taken to the nearby Hyyat Hospital where cardiologists and critical care doctors attended on him, his family said.

Describing his condition as "not serious", hospital sources said he would be kept under observation.

A series of medical tests would also be conducted on him before deciding on the next course of action, they added.

The Dadasaheb Phalke award winner and 'Assam Ratna' had undergone a coronary bypass surgery in August 2009 in Mumbai.

Kalpana Lazmi, Hindi filmmaker and partner of Hazarika, who has also been crowned as the 'Golden Voice of Assam', was by his side at hospital.