- AP government erects a statue of a legendary music composer and singer
- The statue is 10 foot tall, erected to honor Bhupen Hazarika
- The statue is present in Bolung village in Dibang Valley district of the State
The BJP-led Arunachal Pradesh government recently erected a 10-foot tall statue to honor the late Music Composer and singer Bhupen Hazarika. This statue is presented in Bolung village in Dibang Valley district of the State.
The 10-foot tall bronze statue will be unveiled in 2018
The Arunachal Pradesh government that is led by the Bhartiya Janta Party has recently erected a statue of legendary music composer and singer Bhupen Hazarika.
The statue is situated at Bolung village in Dibang Valley district of the State.
The ten-foot bronze statue is made by a sculptor Biren Singh of Guwahati and was erected in the village this year.
As per the officials, It would be formally unveiled in the early part of 2018.
“The State government had allocated Rs. 30 lakh for the statue in 2015 as a tribute to the legendary singer. Bhupen da is more an Arunachalee than an Assamese,” Director of Research Department Batem Pertin said.
Bolung village is adjacent to Assam’s Sadiya area where his parents lived. He was often carried to the village by his elders. Later as a boy he also moved around the village frequently, an official said.
Along with this, Mr. Pertin said that the government in 2016-17 also allocated Rs. 70 lakh for the erection of two statues of Hazarika at Yazali in Lower Subansiri district and Itanagar.
Mr. Pertin, also the general secretary of the A.P. Literary Society, said that due to the persuasion of the society, the government approved the Bolung project.
“The land was donated by the sons of former MLA of Arunachal Pradesh Provisional Legislative Assembly Gora Pertin.”