Bhupen Hazarika Conferred With Bharat Ratna
GUWAHATI: Music legend from Assam, Bhupen Hazarika, was conferred with Bharat Ratna posthumously on August 8.
His son, Tej Hazarika received the award on behalf of his father from President Ramnath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday.
Hazarika is the second Assamese to receive the highest civilian honour after Assam’s first chief minister Gopinath Bordoloi.
Along with Bhupen Hazarika and Nanaji Deshmukh who have been awarded the Bharat Ratna posthumously, former president Pranab Mukherjee was also awarded the Bharat Ratna.