Funeral attendance of Dr Bhupen Hazarika has made it one of the highest in the world. Unofficia
Funeral attendance of Dr Bhupen Hazarika has made it one of the highest in the world. Unofficial sources have claimed that the number has already crossed the number of attendees who paid the last respect to Late Princess Diana, Pope John Paul II, US president John F Kennedy, etc. The number of people who paid the last respect to the Bard of Brahmaputra has already crossed the number attendees at funerals of other music maestros such as Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson, the source claimed.
Source : www.timesofassam.com
(Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of mourners, including Bollywood stars and politicians, gathered on Wednesday for the cremation of one of India’s most famous folk singers, Bhupen Hazarika, who helped popularise the culture of the country’s remote northeast.
Source : www.uk.reuters.com
Funeral of “The Bard of Brahmaputra” Bhupen Hazarika
8/9 November 2011 Guwahati, Assam
over 5,000,000 Attendants
30,000,000 TV Audience Source : www.wekipedia.org
Thousands turn into millions at Judges’ Field.
There will be no end to this (long queues of people) even if we keep his body for four days,” said chief minister Tarun Gogoi
Lakhs turn out to pay last respects to Bhupen Hazarika. Queues nearly 3 km long were seen as people, large number of them coming straight from railway and bus stations, waited patiently to pay their last respects to Assam’s most famous so Source : www.hindustantimes.com
People’s pilgrimage. Incessant flow as mourners pay tribute to their god of music
The turnout: 5 lakh* At Judges Field ,Guwahati (*approximately)
Source : www.telegraphindia.com
The desire of tens of thousands of people to pay respects to him and attend his funeral was a sign of his popularity with the masses. Such a big and spontaneous show of affection for a person is rarely seen.
Source : www.deccanherald.com
Lakhs pay last respect to Bhupen Hazarika. The city roads turned into a sea of humanity as the body of music legend Bhupen Hazarika.