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House where poetry flowed

Jorhat, July 28: The abandoned jailorís residence in Jorhat and the house in which one of Assamís greatest poets, Hiren Bhattacharjya, was born 82 years ago, is sought to be preserved and developed into a musical amphitheatre by his fans.

On his birth anniversary today, the Hiren Bhattacharjya Smriti Sangrakhyan Samiti unveiled a project to be built around the house, which would include a literary block, artistesí workshop block, a conference room and a raised plaza. The Samiti held a shraddhanjali meeting at the house where he was born and vowed to keep the memory of the poet alive for all times to come.