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Last respect for Biju Phukan

GUWAHATI:Hundreds of people are thronging the residence of Biju Phukan in Guwahati to pay the last respect tho their popular Assamese film actor who breathed his last on Wednesday.

Men and women, old and young alike are making a long queue from early in the morning to pay floral tribute to the lifeless actor who died of heart ailment at a Guwahati based hospital in the evening.

Barnali Deka, one of his fans is in the queue to catch a glimpse of her favorite actor. "I don't have any word to say how much I am shocked to have heard thr sad news. I have come to the city from Jagiroad only to pay him my last respect since he was, is and will be my most favorite actor."

Same shock echoes in Abhigyan Dutta, the tenth standard student of Guwahati Don Bosco. He said,"I have been impressed with him since my childhood and my patents keeps heaping praise on this actor. I am deeply shocked."

The lifeless popular Assamese film actor would be taken away from the residence with a procession at 9.30 in the morning to be cremated at 3 in the afternoon with full state honour.

"We are preparing for his cremation at 3 in the afternoon where chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal, his predecessor Tarun Gogoi, cabinet ministers will attend," said a district administrative officer in Guwahati.

Many parties, organizations and individuals have deeply condoled the death of the doyen of Assamese film fraternity and conveyed sympathy to the brreaved family.

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