January 2, 2018

Aideu Handique Award to Chetana Das

Veteran actress Chetana Das was honoured with the Aideu Handique Memorial Award by the Sadau Asom Lekhika Samaroh Samiti at a function held recently at the Lalchand Kanoi Auditorium of Dibrugarh Kanoi College. The award was presented by Dr Nagen Saikia, former president of the Asam Sahitya Sabha, which consisted of a sarai, gamocha, japi, a citation and cash amount of Rs 10,000.

Earlier, a group of artistes, including dancer Ranjana Bordoloi, senior artiste Hasan Sarif Ahmed, and Bimalananda Barua garlanded the portrait of the late Handique. In his speech, Dr Saikia dwelt at length on the contributions of the versatile actress of Assamese films.

Prantik Deka