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GUWAHATI, November 6: India's longest bridge has finally got its first signpost on the sixth dead anniversary of the legendary singer 'Bhupen Hazarika'.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has directed state officials to take steps so that the name is displayed on both ends of the bridge. Sonowal also mentioned about Hazarika's residence to be transformed into a cultural centre.
"Our government has taken initiative for preserving Bhupenda's historic house in Kolkata and decided to convert it into a cultural centre," the chief minister said
The All Assam Students' Union (AASU) with its demand has restated to honour Bhupen Hazarika with the Bharat Ratna, AASU general secretary Lurin Jyoti Gogoi said, "Conferring Bharat Ratna on a great singer, musician, artiste, litterateur and patriot like Bhupen Hazarika is long overdue. The Government of India should not delay any further in conferring the country's highest award on Bhupen Hazarika."
The 9.15km bridge across Brahmaputra connects Dhola with Sadiya in Upper Assam also connects the legendary singer's birthplace.
Source inputs: The Indian Express
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