In a major move by the Government of Assam, the government has bought music maestro Dr. Bhupen Hazarika’s house at 77 Golf Course Road in Tollygunge, Kolkata. The government has bought the house for Rs. 1.65 crore from the owner of the house Sushil Kumar Dangi to whom the legendary singer sold the house.
Dr. Bhupen Hazarika used to live in the house from the middle of 1950 till he shifted his base to Mumbai because of his musical pursuit.
Dr. Bhupen Hazarika’s house in Kolkata from where he created many of his master-pieces is also associated with the emotions of the people of Assam. Showing respect to the emotions of the people of Assam, the State government under the directions of the Chief Minister took initiative to claim the ownership of the house to make it a cultural centre.