Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday acknowledged the pioneering contribution of Nipon Goswami to the Assamese film industry as he condoled the demise of the veteran Assamese actor.
Taking to Twitter, PM Modi wrote, “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. Om Shanti,” he further wrote.
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. Om Shanti: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) October 27, 2022
The stalwart actor, who worked in both Assamese films and theatre, as well as several serials over a glittered career, passed away today aged 80 years, at around 9.15 am at Nemcare Hospital in Guwahati where he was undergoing treatment after his health deteriorated on October 24.
Earlier today, he passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest. Since news broke in of Nipon Goswami’s passing away, tributes have flown in from all corners of the state. Cabinet minister Ashok Singhal, while speaking about him said, “Nipon Goswami was a part of numerous films. Even when he is not here, he will live on forever.”
Mourning his demise, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma took to Twitter to write in Assamese, “I am pained to hear of Assamese film industry’s evergreen actor Nipon Goswami’s passing away. In my youth, while working for the film ‘Kokadeuta Nati Aru Hati’, I had the chance of meeting him and I was blessed to get the opportunity.”