Veteran Assamese actor Nipon Goswami breathed his last at a private hospital on Thursday following a prolonged illness, sources confirmed at the medical establishment. The actor was 80 and he is survived by his son and daughter-in-law. Unfortunately, his wife died in 2015.
Goswami was born in Tezpur to an actor father and a singer, Goswami made his acting debut as a child actor in the Assamese film Piyoli Phukan.
The veteran actor is known to be alumnus of the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune and he was also a classmate of Subhas Ghai, Shatrughan Sinha and Navin Nischol among others.
Goswami began his film career as a lead actor in the Assamese film Sangram which was quite a successful film and he followed it up with another superhit Dr Bezbarua.
The 80-year-old Assamese actor has been in over 50 films, some of the prominent among them are Mukuta, Sandhya Raag, Ajoli Nobou, Aparupa, Ghar Sangsar, Kokadeuta Nati aru Hati, Siraj, Deutar Biya, Baibhav, Hiya Diya Niya, Jon Jwole Kopolat, Jonaki Mon, Mitha Mitha Logonot, Kadambari, Morisika among others.
Nipon Goswami was last seen in Lankakanda by Rajani Barman.
He has also been part of seven Hindi films including Kalpana Lajmi’s Daman, Bhabendranath Saikia’s Kaal Sandhya and Rajkumar Kohli’s Virodhi among others.
The veteran was also associated with the state’s unique mobile theatre and had over the years been a part of Abahan, Kohinoor, Hengul and Shakuntala theatre companies, as reported by Indian Express.
He had also acted in a few television serials including Ritu Aahe Ritu Jaai.
Well, owing to his contribution to the entertainment industry, Goswami is undoubtedly known to be an institution. Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who had acted as a child artiste with Goswami in Kokadeuta Nati aru Haati, expressed his deep condolences to the bereaved family on his death.
“I am deeply saddened to hear the news of the passing away of Assam’s evergreen actor. I am honoured to have been closely associated with him during the shooting of the film Kokadeuta Nati aru Haathi,” Sarma said.
The Chief Minister also said that Goswami’s portrayal of different roles in several Assamese films and they have been etched in the minds of the people and his contribution to the film industry will be remembered forever.
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