Saturday, January 30, 2016

Dr. Bhupen Hazarika’s Bolung connection

ITANAGARA, Jan 29: In an endeavor to immortalize the birth place of legendary singer Late Dr. Bhupen Hazarika – the doyen of soulful ballads and melodies – at Bolung village in Lower Dibang Valley district, the Research Department, Arunachal Pradesh is initiating a project to erect his statue and build a memorial at a suitable site under the technical supervision of Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society (APLS).

A team comprising of APLS President Y.D Thongchi, Secretary Research department Dani Sulu, representative of Bhupen Hazarika Trust, general secretary cum Director Research Department Batem Pertin, former APLS general secretary cum Director Trade & Commerce and children of Late Gora Pertin – legislator and personal friend of the late doyen will be visiting the village on 31st January 2016 for site inspection.

The proposal to build a statue of the legendary singer within Arunachali soil – who made tremendous contributions towards the state’s art and culture, was made by the former chief minister Nabam Tuki.