GUWAHATI, Nov 1 - Noted singer Usha Mangeshkar today said that much more could have been done by the Indian music industry to preserve and promote the rich legacy of Dr Bhupen Hazarika beyond the North-east.
Mangeshkar, while speaking on the eve of 9th edition of Celebrating North East, a two-day festival organised by NEIFT in New Delhi, however, expressed her gratitude towards the Centre for conferring Bharat Ratna on the legendary musician.
�Since most of Dr. Hazarika�s works were in Assamese, the reach was somewhat limited. But the array of work he has done in Hindi and other languages too are also considered masterpieces,� she said.
Mangeshkar will be inaugurating the Dr Bhupen Hazarika Pavilion at the festival tomorrow. The organiser of the festival, Vikram Rai Medhi said that the event is primarily aimed at showcasing the rich cultural tradition of the North-east. He added that the festival aims at bridging the gap between the North-east and the rest of India.
The two-day festival will begin tomorrow.