The Assam government has announced a financial aid of Rs 1 lakh for the treatment of ailing veteran singer Dipali Borthakur.

“The aid has been disbursed from the chief minister’s relief fund on Monday. Chief minister’s media adviser Hrishikesh Goswami visited the residence of the ailing singer on behalf of the chief minister and handed over the cheque to her husband, noted artist Nilpaban Baruah,” a statement released by the government said.

Goswami took stock of Borthakur’s health and prayed for early recovery.

Padmashree Dipali Borthakur, popularly known as the Nightingale of Assam, sang her last song ‘Luito nejabi boi’ in 1969. Soon after, she began suffering from a severe Motor neuron disease which hindered her singing.

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