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Delhi students mourn death

By The Assam Tribune

GUWAHATI, Nov 5 � A prayer meeting for the quick recovery of Dr Bhupen Hazarika and Mamoni Raisom Goswami had an anti-climactic turn with the news of the maestro�s sudden death at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai today.

According to a press release received here, the meeting convened at the Swami Vivekananda statue, Faculty of Arts at 5:30 pm under the aegis of Pooberun, a socio-cultural group founded by some students of the University of Delhi, saw a turnout of more than 150 people from different colleges of both campuses of the university.

The bereaved students and teachers lighted candles and offered floral tributes to the �roving minstrel�.

Expressing deep grief at the sudden death of one of the country�s most iconic figures, Dr Rupendranath Guha Mazumdar of the Department of English said that it was a most tragic occurrence and that he was finding it extremely difficult to absorb the full significance of the news.

�It is unfortunate that a prayer meeting convened for the quick recovery of our beloved Bhupenda had to conclude in such a manner,� said Shakhya S Kar Khound, a student of Hindu College and one of the founders of Pooberun.

�His death has created a great gap in the Assamese cultural field which will possibly not be filled in many years to come. It will probably be wrong to say that we will remember him because his songs are integral to our Assamese cultural identity,� said Indrajit Das, former general secretary of Cotton College and a news reader at Doordarshan Kendra, Delhi.

�A long cultural and political era of Assam has been embedded in Dr Hazarika�s songs. It is difficult to imagine a cultural scenario post-Bhupenda,� said Mukul Haloi, a student of Hindu College.

Ramanuj Hazarika, a student of International Relations at Jawaharlal Nehru University articulated the grief of all Assamese students and residents of Delhi saying: �The contribution of Dr Hazarika towards the Assamese language and culture has put him on par with legends like Jyotiprasad Agarwalla and Bishnu Rabha.

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Delhi students mourn death

GUWAHATI, Nov 5 � A prayer meeting for the quick recovery of Dr Bhupen Hazarika and Mamoni Raisom Goswami had an anti-climactic turn with the news of the maestro�s sudden death at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai today.

According to a press release received here, the meeting convened at the Swami Vivekananda statue, Faculty of Arts at 5:30 pm under the aegis of Pooberun, a socio-cultural group founded by some students of the University of Delhi, saw a turnout of more than 150 people from different colleges of both campuses of the university.

The bereaved students and teachers lighted candles and offered floral tributes to the �roving minstrel�.

Expressing deep grief at the sudden death of one of the country�s most iconic figures, Dr Rupendranath Guha Mazumdar of the Department of English said that it was a most tragic occurrence and that he was finding it extremely difficult to absorb the full significance of the news.

�It is unfortunate that a prayer meeting convened for the quick recovery of our beloved Bhupenda had to conclude in such a manner,� said Shakhya S Kar Khound, a student of Hindu College and one of the founders of Pooberun.

�His death has created a great gap in the Assamese cultural field which will possibly not be filled in many years to come. It will probably be wrong to say that we will remember him because his songs are integral to our Assamese cultural identity,� said Indrajit Das, former general secretary of Cotton College and a news reader at Doordarshan Kendra, Delhi.

�A long cultural and political era of Assam has been embedded in Dr Hazarika�s songs. It is difficult to imagine a cultural scenario post-Bhupenda,� said Mukul Haloi, a student of Hindu College.

Ramanuj Hazarika, a student of International Relations at Jawaharlal Nehru University articulated the grief of all Assamese students and residents of Delhi saying: �The contribution of Dr Hazarika towards the Assamese language and culture has put him on par with legends like Jyotiprasad Agarwalla and Bishnu Rabha.