When Winter Comes, Can Spring be Far Behind?

Guna Sindhu Hazarika had almost lost his will to live; a man whose very spirit had been broken by circumstances beyond his control until October 31st 2009 when he admitted that he had got a new lease of life when CEC decided to come forward in aid of this veteran Assamese film maker. Ever since then CEC has been an exclusive financial and moral support to Hazarika with a monthly pension of Rs.3000 per month that is to be provided for the rest of his life. It all began during the shoot of the movie ‘Nayanmoni’ when he had to face the tragedy of losing his eyesight. But misfortune did not seem to leave his way. The government sponsored PCO of Hazarika also blew off in the 2008 serial blasts in Guwahati. With his main source of income gone, Hazarika and his wife started surviving on a meagre amount of Rs.1500 only that he gets as an artist’s pension from the state government. For many months he was unable to pay his house rent and electricity bills which even led to discontinuation of electricity services as well. Since then, it is CEC that is taking care of the needs of this legendary artist. He once said that an artist never sits idle. She/he is full of constructive ideas that always want to contribute something good for the society. And he seemed to prove his words right. Despite of being blind, he directed the first Assamese Children’s film ‘Abuj Bedana’ which was whole heartedly accepted and appreciated by the public.

 We wish Guna Sindhu Hazarika a good health and a prosperous long life.