Mr Gogoi, in a statement, announced financial assistance to her from Chief Minister's Relief Fund. He also wished her quick recovery and a healthy life. Known for films like Rudaali, Darmiyaan and Daman, Ms Lajmi was the longtime partner of musician Bhupen Hazarika, who died in 2011
Actors such as Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan and Ranveer Singh were reportedly being considered for the lead role, but Prem has rubbished such rumours
Assam government will soon be setting up the Bhupen Hazarika Photo and Film Archive and Research Centre to focus on all areas in which the maestro excelled, and reflect the rich cultural heritage of the region.
Actor Irrfan Khan has denied reports that he is playing Bhupen Hazarika in Kalpana Lajmi's upcoming biopic, saying the role was never offered to him.