"Unwanted Controversy": Bhupen Hazarika's Brother Amid Bharat Ratna Row
Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 7:48 AM
Samar Hazarika urges all not to create a controversy around Bharat Ratna for his brother. When Assamese singer Bhupen Hazarika's name was announced for Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian honour, his son had described it as "victory for humanity, diversity and the country's secular character". Any controversy in this regard is unwanted, added Samar Hazarika, who is also an acclaimed artiste of Assam.
Bharat Ratna For Bhupen Hazarika A Victory For Diversity: Tej Hazarika
Monday, January 28, 2019, 10:28 AM
Tej Hazarika, the son of the late singer-composer Bhupen Hazarika, said the government's decision to confer Bharat Ratna on his father is a victory for humanity, diversity and the country's secular-character. The government had on Friday announced that former president Pranab Mukherjee, the later Bharatiya Jana Sangh leader Nanaji Deshmukh and Bhupen Hazarika would be conferred the Bharat Ratna the country's highest civilian award.