Assam CM Tarun Gogoi announced this Friday after a meeting with the Bhupen Hazarika Memorial Scheme Implementation Advisory Committee.
Gogoi said that the award will be known as ‘Bhupen Hazarika International Award for Brotherhood Through Music’. The decision was taken to make the ideals and precious creations of the balladeer immortal.
Assam government has also determined to create a light and sound show at the Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra, a cultural complex, to reflect the creative works of Hazarika.
The meeting also decided to create a Bhupen Hazarika Memorial Trust and improve the existing Bhupen Hazrika Museum to a full-fledged one, Gogoi said.