Veteran actor Nipon Goswami passes away

Nipon Goswami
Nipon Goswami

Veteran actor of Assamese cinema, Nipon Goswami, passed away on October 27 morning after fighting a heart-related ailment. He was admitted to a private hospital in Guwahati on October 24.

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Born on September 3, 1942, in Tezpur, Goswami completed his graduation and enrolled at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).

He made his debut in the Assamese film industry as a child artiste in the movie ‘Piyali Phukan’, directed by Phani Sarma in 1957. He went on to work in many Assamese films including ‘Shiraj’, ‘Deutar Biya’, ‘Priya O Priya’, ‘Kokadeutar Ghar Jowai’, ‘Aparupa’, ‘Sandhyaraag’, ‘Bohagor Duporiya’, and ‘Ghar Khankar’.

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma expressed his grief over the death of the veteran actor.

“I am saddened to hear of the passing away of the evergreen actor Nipon Goswami. I was blessed to be in the presence of one of the best actors of Assam while acting in the film ‘Kakadeuta Nati Aur Hati’ as a child artist,” tweeted CM Sarma.

Union minister Sarbananda Sonowal also extended condolences over the demise of Nipon Goswami.

Sharing a picture of Nipon Goswami from the actor’s younger days, the Union minister wrote: “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.”

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The 75-year-old actor was suffering from heart ailments and was admitted to a private hospital in Guwahati on October 24 and passed away on October 27.

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