Silpi Divas: Assam recalls Jyotiprasad today


GUWAHATI: Rich tributes are being paid to Assamese cultural doyen Rupkonwar Jyotiprasad Agarwala whose death anniversary is being celebrated today as Shilpi Divas across the state.

A poet of great brilliance, a musician of rare calibre, an artist, an ardent revolutionary and a humanist Jyotiprasad was born on June 17, 1903. The pioneer of Assamese film industry who made the first Assamese movie ‘Joymoti’ in 1935, died on January 17, 1951.

Assam Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Health and Finance Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma took to Twitter to pay their homage to Agarwala.

Meanwhile different programmes have been organised to recall the life and works of Jyotiprasad Agarwala whose contribution was manifold.

The directorate of cultural affairs has organised Silpi Divas programme at Jyoti Chitraban in Guwahati where ‘Silpi Bota 2020’ will be presented to two veteral artistes of the state-Gopikanta Sinha and Apurba Bezbaruah. Chief Minister Srabnanda Sonowal and Cultural Affairs Minister Naba Kumar Doley are likely to present in the event.