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Assam State Film Awards: In a major blunder, Assam singer Nahid Afrin was reportedly awarded Best Background Singer at the 8th State Film Awards ceremony for a song in which she was not involved.

At the awards ceremony, Nahid Afrin received the Pratima Pandey Barua Award for Best Background Singer (Woman) for the song ‘Neelate Luka Bhaku’ from the film Nijanor Gaan.

This song, however, was not performed by Nahid, but by Rupjyoti Devi and Zubeen Garg.

The development managed to draw intense condemnation in the state’s cultural department as soon as it became viral on social networking sites.

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Nahid Afrin, an Assamese playback singer, has come out to clarify her position, claiming that she was unaware of the mix-up after it was revealed that she received the award for Best Background Singer for a song that she did not sing.

Taking to social media, the Assam singer posted a video in which she clarified her position on the controversy in which she now finds herself. In the video, Nahid Afrin narrated the entire sequence of events leading to the goof-up after which netizens called her out for receiving an honour that did not belong to her.

Nahid Afrin said, “A few days ago, the results for the Assam State Film Awards were declared and after about five minutes, I received a call from a member of the jury board informing me that I had won the award. Following the announcement of the results, a list was distributed, which I also received. There was only my name and the title of the film mentioned; Best Female Playback Singer Nahid Afrin for the film Nijanor Gaan.”

“Suddenly today, the matter came up on social media where several people have mentioned that when Nahid Afrin was receiving the award, she did not see the name of the song for which the award was being handed out,” the popular singer continued. To begin with, when the anchors announced my name, I was preoccupied with myself and what they were saying, and I completely missed the name of the song on display.

It should be noted that a major controversy erupted on social media after it was revealed that Nahid Afrin was awarded Best Background Singer at the 8th State Film Awards ceremony for a song in which she was not involved.

At the awards ceremony, Nahid Afrin received the Pratima Pandey Barua Award for Best Background Singer (Woman) for the song ‘Neelate Luka Bhaku’ from the film Nijanor Gaan.

The song, however, was not performed by Nahid Afrin, but by Rupjyoti Devi and Zubeen Garg.

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