The veteran Assamese actor – Nipon Goswami passed away on Thursday morning at Nemcare Hospital in Guwahati. He was 80 years old.
He had been battling heart-related ailments. However, Goswami was immediately rushed to the hospital after his condition deteriorated on October 24. Goswami was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Nemcare Hospital.
Born to Chandradhar Goswami and Nirupama Goswami in Assam’s Tezpur, the legend completed his primary schooling at Kolibari LP School. Following this, he moved to Tezpur Government Higher Secondary (HS) School.
The veteran actor was an alumnus of the renowned Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and passed alongside stalwarts like Subhash Ghai and Shatrughan Sinha.
One of the influential actors in the history of Assamese cinema, Goswami made his acting debut as a child artist in the movie Piyali Phukan, directed by Phani Sarma, in 1957.
Some of his notable works include – Shiraj, Deutar Biya, Priya O Priya, Kokadeutar Ghar Jowai, Aparupa, Sandhyaraag, Bohagor Duporiya, Ghar Khankar. He was actively involved in mobile theatres, notably – Abaahan, Kohinoor, Hengul, and Shakuntala.
Prime Minister – Narendra Modi has also expressed deep grief over the demise of the veteran Assamese actor. “Saddened by the passing away of Shri Nipon Goswami, who made a pioneering contribution to the Assamese film industry. His diverse works will be remembered by several film lovers. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti” – he wrote.
Saddened by the passing away of Shri Nipon Goswami, who made a pioneering contribution to the Assamese film industry. His diverse works will be remembered by several film lovers. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti: PM @narendramodi
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) October 27, 2022
Taking to Twitter, the Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways and Ayush – Sarbananda Sonowal; the Chief Minister- Himanta Biswa Sarma condoled the untimely demise of the veteran actor.
“The polestar of Assamese cinema is no more. Deeply saddened to learn about the demise of veteran actor Nipon Goswami. A star since the 1960s, Nipon da had captivated the hearts of audience and his death brings an end to a golden era. My solemn condolences to his family, friends and followers. May his soul rest in eternal peace. Om Shanti.” – he wrote.
My solemn condolences to his family, friends and followers. May his soul rest in eternal peace. Om Shanti.
— Sarbananda Sonowal (@sarbanandsonwal) October 27, 2022
বহুকেইখন অসমীয়া চিনেমাত হৃদয়স্পৰ্শী, মননশীল চৰিত্ৰত অভিনয় কৰা গোস্বামীদেৱৰ সাংস্কৃতিক জগতলৈ অৱদান অসমীয়া জাতিয়ে কোনোদিনে পাহৰিব নোৱাৰিব৷ বৰেণ্য অভিনেতাগৰাকীৰ বিদেহ আত্মাৰ চিৰশান্তি কামনাৰে ঈশ্বৰৰ ওচৰত প্ৰাৰ্থনা জনালোঁ আৰু শোকসন্তপ্ত পৰিয়ালবৰ্গলৈ শ্ৰদ্ধাঞ্জলি জ্ঞাপন কৰিলোঁ৷
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) October 27, 2022