The Arunachal Pradesh government erected the statue of legendary singer Bhupen Hazarika at Bolung village in Dibang Valley district of the state.
The ten feet bronze statue, sculpted by Biren Singha of Guwahati, was erected in the village last year in November.
The Bolung village is adjacent to Assam’s Sadiya area where his parents lived. He often carried to the village by elders. Later as a boy he also moved around the village frequently, an official said.
As an infant he was once lost by his parents and he spent a couple of days in a tribal family at Bolung village.
He was later returned to his parents by a young girl of the Adi tribe. “Once Bhupen da had said that he was an Arunachalee because he was breastfed by an Arunachalee mother when he was lost in childhood,” Trade and Commerce Director Tokong Pertin had said.