Sambalpur, Oct 30: Assam Culture Minister Naba Kumar Doley visited residence of noted Assamese poet Lakshminath Bezbaroa at Sambalpur, which is likely to be acquired by the State Government for a bridge project, this morning.
A four-member team led by Doley visited Bezbaroa property after Darshan of Maa Samaleswari at Sambalpur this morning. The team had reached Sambalpur yesterday. And it is informed that Doley also met the district Collector and requested him to protect the properties that carries glorious memory of Bezbaroa's stay at Sambalpur.
It my be noted that Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal had on Thursday talked to his Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik and explained to him the historic and cultural importance of the Bezbaroa property in Sambalpur.
Sonowal made a phone call to the Panaik after knowing the Sambalpur district Collector's reported decision to acquire the 2.72-acre land along with two houses that belonged to Sahityarathi Bezbaroa in order to construct a traffic rotary linked to a new bridge on the Mahanadi.
Sonowal told Patnaik that people of Assam have a very deep emotional attachment to the Bezbaroa property in Sambalpur. Bezbaroa had contributed the most to Assamese literature while living in Sambalpur, he said.
Minister Doley is also scheduled to meet Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today afternoon, said reports.