Abdul Majid’s demise; a great loss to Assam

  • Abdul Majid’s demise; a great loss to Assam
25-09-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

The State yesterday lost one of its most eminent personalities that revolutionized the Assamese film industry. The morning of September 24 will always be remembered by the people of this land as Abdul Majid, one of the most renowned and illustrious actor/director this land has been blessed with, breathed his last.


 Majid started his journey into the cultural world at an early age and was particularly attracted to stage acting. He, along with a few like-minded individuals, founded the Kristi Sangha at Jorhat in 1950, and three years later formed the Milita Silpi Samaj.

It played a key role in the making of the first President’s Silver Medal-winning Assamese feature film Ranga Police (1958) directed by Nip Baruah. The film also marked Majid’s entry into films as an actor where he earned critical acclaim for his negative role as a young man. He went on to play similar roles with élan a number of times.


Tejimala, Upapath, Bowari, Aparupa, Apeksha (Hindi), Sendur, Suruj, Puja, Papori, Ei Desh Mor Desh, Anthony Mor Naam, Bhai Bhai, Tathapio Nadi, Uttarkaal, Rickshawala, Agnigarh, Devata, Tumiye Mor Kalpanar, Priya O’ Priya, Jivan Nadir Duti Paar, Mon, Priya Milan, Jumon Sumon, Juye Pora Son, Jonda Iman Gunda, Hiya Diba Kak, Mamtaz and Sat Numbaror Sandhanat (2016) have been the other films where he acted.

A recipient of many awards, Majid was honoured with the Bishnu Rabha Award, Natasurya Phani Sarma Award, Jyotirupa Media Award and Prag Cine Award. He was also awarded the best director in the multilingual drama contest in New Delhi in 1971.

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