Nipon Goswami’s Last rites performed with state honours at Nabagraha Cemetery


Guwahati: Veteran Assamese actor Nipon Goswami was laid to rest with full state honours on Friday afternoon at Navagraha crematorium in Guwahati.

Goswami passed away at the age of 80, after suffering a cardiac arrest on Thursday morning.

Following his demise, the mortal remains were taken to Jyoti Chitrabon Film Studio on Thursday where it was kept overnight for fans, organizations and personalities from the film industry to pay their last respects.

On Friday morning his mortal remains were taken to Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra and Dighalipukhuri, close to Dr. Bhupen Hazarika’s tomb.

The veteran actor had been suffering from heart-related ailments for a while. However, after his condition deteriorated suddenly, he was rushed to the hospital on October 24.

Goswami was kept under observation at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Nemcare Hospital.

The 80-year-old actor was born in Assam’s Tezpur. An alumnus of the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and passed alongside stalwarts like Subhash Ghai, Navin Nischol, and Shatrughan Sinha.

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.

Nipon Goswami’s first Assamese film and first success as a lead actor were Sangram. He gained stardom for his subsequent film, Dr. Bezbaruah, which was released in 1969, and went on to act in several films during the ensuing years. He performed in a few Hindi films as a character actor as well.

He has been actively involved in mobile theatres, notably, Abaahan, Kohinoor, Hengul, and Shakuntala. He also appeared in a few TV serials like Writu aahe writu jaai’

One of the widely respected actors of Assam, the film fraternity mourns the death of the stalwart.