By- Staff Reporter | Date- November 7, 2011
The last rites of the bard of Brahmaputra Dr. Bhupen Hazarika would not be done near the banks of Brahmaputra at Sankar Udyan. Instead he would be cremated at Gauhati University premises where preparations are on way to do the last rites for the legend of Assam. As per sources of State Home Ministry, the Assam Government has shifted the location for the singer’s cremation ground at the last minute bowing down to the non-Assamese business class of Fancy Bazar as the Sankar Udyan spot falls in the vicinity of the dominating business circle who is often alleged to be the main rulers and funders of the Congress Party running state Government. It is to to be mentioned that the legendary singer-composer Dr. Bhupen Hazarika always wished to have his body and soul rest forever at the banks of the Brahmaputra.