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Hazarika’s ashes taken to all districts


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Guwahati: After lakhs paid tributes to Dr Bhupen Hazarika’s mortal remains till Wednesday before cremation, thousands more gathered to pay their respects before the ashes of the funeral pyre of Dr Hazarika, which are being taken to all districts in the state in urns.

The state government had earlier announced that ashes of Dr Hazarika’s funeral pyre will be taken to all districts to enable more people to pay their last respects.

The urns containing the ashes started reached the districts since late yesterday evening. It has already been placed for public viewing in several districts, inclduing Barpeta, Golaghat, Sonitpur, Tinsukia, Sivsagar, Dhemaji and Jorhat.

The ashes will be submerged in the main rivers of the districts, including the Brahmaputra which flows across the length of the state.

Padma Bhusan and Dada Saheb Phalke awardee Dr Hazarika had died of multiple organ failure at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital in Mumbai on Saturday (November 5). He was 85. (UNI)


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