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Assam govt gives financial aid to vocalist Dipali Borthakur

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

The government has provided a financial aid of Rs 1 lakh for the treatment of eminent Dipali Borthakur, an official release said.

Borthakur, a and a Padma Shri awardee, is known as the 'Nightingale of Assam'.

Chief Minister's visited her residence yesterday and handed over the cheque to her husband and noted Nilpaban Baruah, the release said.

The financial aid was given from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund, it said.

The 77-year old vocalist, who has been suffering from a motor neuron disease for the past four decades, was admitted to a local hospital recently with age-related ailments.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 12:55 IST
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