Father of Assamese film industry Nippon Goswami passes away

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Guwahati: Legendary actor Nippon Goswami of Assamese film industry passed away on Thursday morning. 75-year-old Goswami breathed his last at 9:15 am today at Guwahati Namecare Hospital. He was under treatment at Namecare Hospital for the past few days due to health-related ailments.

Goswami was born in September 1947 in Kalibari, Tezpur. His father Chandradhar Goswami was a famous actor and mother Nirupama Goswami was associated with the field of music. Apart from this, five of his uncles were in the field of acting. From an early age, he got the opportunity to get acquainted with art, culture and acting. He was the neighbour of Kalaguru Vishnuprasad Rabha, Phani Sharma. He did his studies in Tezpur. Nippon Goswami got the opportunity to act for the first time during his school days. He first acted on stage and later acted in Assamese films.

He went to Pune in 1965 for acting training and had famous Bollywood celebrities like Subhash Ghai, Shatrughan Sinha etc. as classmates. It was only after this that he started acting in films. Nippon Goswami’s first film was Piyali Phukan directed by Phani Sharma in 1957. He also acted in the film ‘Grandfather Grandson and Elephant’. Nippon Goswami has acted in over a hundred telefilms and VCD films and also directed plays.

He continued to perform in films as well as stage performances. He had acted in various mobile theaters like Kohinoor, Avahan, Hangul and Shakuntala Theatre. He played the role of ‘Chandan’ in the play ‘Aseemat Jar Heral Seema’. Aavahan Theater, a leading theatre group in Assam honoured Nippon Goswami with the Dr. Bhabendra Nath Saikia Award in 2021. There is a wave of mourning in the entire state due to the demise of this veteran actor and director. He was honoured with many national and state-level awards.


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