Hazarika's son refuses to accept Bharat Ratna
NEW DELHI: As the protest over the Citizenship Amendment Bill intensifies across the northeast region, Assamese singer Bhupen Hazarika's son has decided to turn down the Bharat Ratna conferred to him earlier this year by the Modi government.
Tej Hazarika, son of Bhupen Hazarika, has said that he will not be accepting the Bharat Ratna conferred on his father posthumously. Tej, who is based in the US, confirmed to a local news channel in Assam on Monday evening, that he rejects the award based on the current scenario in the state, alluding to the Citizenship Amendment Bill. Mpost
However, 67-year-old Tej, who is a publisher, writer and teacher, based in New York, has made no official statement regarding the issue yet.