Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed his condolences over the demise of noted veteran Assamese film actor Nipon Goswami.
The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) in a tweet said: “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.”
Goswami who was recently admitted to a private hospital in the city was 80 when died. He was suffering from some heart related ailments.
Born in Tezpur, the octogenarian was an alumnus of the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and passed alongside stalwarts like Subhash Ghai, Navin Nischol, and Shatrughan Sinha.
Debuted in 1957 as a child artist in Phani Sarma directorial Piyali Phukan, Goswami was born on September 3, 1942 at Kolibari in Tezpur. His father Chandradhar Goswami was a famous actor and his mother Nirupama Goswami was a singer. He did his primary schooling from Kolibari LP School.
Besides the silver screen, he was also active in mobile theatres of the state and advertisement commercials and TV soaps.
Assam government has announced that his last rites would be performed with full state hounours.