"Till before his death, we led parallel lives. After I cremated him, his world flooded mine": a son's memory of his famous father. An interview with Tej Hazarika, the son of maestro Dr Bhupen Hazarika.
The absence of the mother-son duo from the award ceremony fuelled speculations that if this had anything to do with Mukherjee accepting an invitation to deliver an annual lecture RSS headquarters in 2018.
“It is a tremendous honour, for me and my family to be invited by the GOI to accept the Bharat Ratna on behalf of my late father. It will be my dreamlike privilege to receive it for my father and his fans and followers everywhere,” Tej said in a message to The Indian Express.
Tej Hazarika said: “I believe that my father’s name and words are being invoked and celebrated publicly while plans are afoot to pass a painfully unpopular Bill regarding citizenship that is actually undermining his documented position...”
Expressing disappointment, Kharge said that the late saint worked spent his life working for orphan children but was still not considered by the government for the award. He said the government had seen his works and rather chose to award a singer (Bhupen Hazarika) and a "man who propagated their RSS ideology" (Nanaji Deshmukh).
Congress president Sonia Gandhi with a “vague” impression that she may be in favour of Singh as President. In fact, many thought he would succeed Indira Gandhi as Prime Minister way back in 1984 after her assassination.
The Madras High Court Friday dismissed a petition seeking direction to the Centre to award Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian honour in country, for late Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa. The court said it cannot give any such directions to the government. The first bench comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice M […]
Mumbai, Feb 29 (ANI): Demanding the Bharat Ratna, the nation’s highest civilian honour, for his father and legendary playback singer Mohammed Rafi, Shahid Rafi, his son, said on Monday that his father probably did not get the honour because he was a Muslim. Asserting that his father was a secular person, Shahid said the government should do something about awarding him the Bharat Ratna. He also rubbished media reports that had quoted him as saying that Muslims were feeling insecure under the current regime. He said that he has never said anything specifically about Modi Sahib. What he had said was about his father.