Bhupen Hazarika''s condition improves

Guwahati, Feb 25 (PTI) The condition of DadasahebPhalke awardee Bhupen Hazarika, who was admitted to a privatehospital here with respiratory problems, today showedimprovement.

The 85-year-old music maestro''s condition has improvedconsiderably, sources in Hyatt Hospital where he was admittedyesterday said.

The eminent singer had complained of difficulty inbreathing after he attended a programme at the Sri SriSankardeb Kalakshetra last evening, his family said.

He was immediately taken to the nearby Hyatt Hospitalwhere cardiologists and critical care doctors attended tohim, the sources said.

After he was admitted, a series of tests wereconducted on him and he kept was under observation, thesources said.

The Assam Ratna'' awardee had undergone a coronarybypass surgery in August 2009 in Mumbai.

Presented the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for lifetimeachievements in cinema in 1992, the singer and lyricist wasconferred the Padma Bhushan in 2001.

Decorated with the Sangeet-Natak Academy Ratna''award, Hazarika, who is also a Bollywood film maker, wasconferred with the ''Assam Ratna'' award by the Assam governmentfor his contribution towards building bridges of unity andculture not only in the north east region but across thecountry.

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