Bhupen Hazarika's brother refuses to meddle after son declined Bharat Ratna over Citizenship Bill

Responding to reports that late Assamese singer Bhupen Hazarika's son Tez Hazarika has refused to accept Bharat Ratna on behalf of his father over the Citizenship Bill row, former's brother Samar Hazarika has said that it was up to Tez to decide whether to accept the honour or not. "It is his (Tez's) decision, not mine. Anyway, I think he (Bhupen) should get it. It is already too late," Samar told ANI. Earlier in the day, reports came that Tez, who is based in US, has declined to accept the Bharat Ratna conferred to the late legendary singer posthumously, to protest against the Citizenship Bill, which seeks to give citizenship to non-Muslim immigrants in Assam and other border states.