Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on Monday brought here an urn containing the ashes of legendary musician Bhupen Hazarika, whose mortal remains were consigned to flames in Guwahati on Wednesday.

Honouring the deep attachment of Hazarika with the state, the Assam government had consented to hand over the ashes following a request by Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society (APLS) that the cultural icon's ashes be immersed in the major rivers of Arunachal Pradesh.

On reaching Naharlagun heliport, the urn was taken to Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum in a decorated vehicle with people singing traditional songs.

The ashes will be kept at the Museum till on Tuesday for the public to pay their homage, official sources said.

The ashes would be sent to different places and immersed in major rivers -- Siang, Subansiri, Kameng, Lohit, Tirap and especially in Dibang river as he was born at Bolung village on the bank of the river, the sources said.

A part of the ashes had been immersed at Parashuram Kund, a pilgrimage site, in Lohit district on Sunday.

(Agencies)