GUWAHATI, Feb 29 - People of Assam organised mass prayer programmes in various parts of the state today and prayed for quick recovery of their beloved singer Zubeen Garg who suddenly fell ill on Friday evening while attending a music event here. Also, posts with a prayer for the cure of Garg have also flooded social media from last night.
Zubeen is now undergoing treatment in the ICU of city-based Nemcare Hospital and the hospital authority informed that his condition is stable and out of danger.
�Though he is out of danger, still he needs some rest. Moreover, we also suggest him for a master check-up,� said Dr Hitesh Barua, managing director of the hospital.
Dr Barua said the illness caused mainly due to overstress and workload. Last evening, he had also sustained some minor injuries while collapsing. But there is nothing to worry, added Dr Barua.
�The huge gathering of his fans and followers on the hospital premises has created a challenge in the treatment of Zubeen Garg. So, we keep him in the ICU. He will be released soon,� he added.
Zubeen�s wife Garima Saikia Garg informed that there is nothing to worry. Meanwhile, sources said Zubeen may fly out of the state soon for a further check-up.
Today, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, leader of opposition Debabrata Saikia, many senior artistes of Assamese film and music industry along with hundreds of his fans and followers visited the hospital.
�Visited Nemcare Hospital in Guwahati to enquire about the health condition of cultural icon Zubeen Garg. Glad to learn that his condition is stable. Wishing for his speedy recovery,� Sonowal tweeted.
Sonowal, who came from New Delhi today after landing at LGBI Airport, directly came to the hospital and enquired about Zubeen�s health and talked to the doctors. After being informed about the singer�s ill health, Sonowal who was in Gujarat last night talked to the doctors and took stock of Zubeen�s health condition.
Sonowal also enquired about the health condition of the centenarian freedom fighter Hemo Bharali who has also been under treatment in the hospital. Chief Minister�s media advisor Hrishikesh Goswami and Nemcare Hospital MD Dr Hitesh Baruah were present during the CM�s visit to the hospital.