Son of Bhupen Hazarika agrees to receive Bharat Ratna

New Delhi: Tej Hazarika, son of the iconic Assamese singer-composer Bhupen Hazarika, has now decided to receive the Bharat Ratna on behalf of his late father.

“It’s an honor for me & my family to be invited by GOI to accept Bharat Ratna on behalf of my late father. It’ll be my privilege to receive it for him & his fans. As always, I’ll strive to follow in my father’s footsteps to bring light where there’s darkness,” Hazarika said in a communication to the government, adding that his February 11 statement on the issue was “sadly misinterpreted”.