The 'Shraddh' rituals of late actor Nipon Goswami, who passed away on October 27, will be held at Sukreswar Temple in Guwahati, informed his daughter-in-law Kinkini on Tuesday.
The veteran Assamese actor Nipon Goswami had passed away following a cardiac arrest while undergoing treatment at Nemcare Hospital.
Speaking about Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Kinkini said, “I thank the CM for coming after father’s death. He remembered the time he had shared the screen with father in a film.”
“Six days have passed since his death and they have been really tough. The coming days will be even tougher without him there to guide us,” she added.
It may be noted that the renowned actor and theatre artist passed away at the age of 80. Following his demise, tributes have flew in from all corners of the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled his demise via Twitter.
PM Modi wrote, “Saddened by the passing away of Shri Nipon Goswami, who made a pioneering contribution to the Assamese film industry.”
Mourning his demise, Assam CM Sarma had taken 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 at the opportunity.”
Nipon Goswami was born in Assam’s Tezpur. An alumnus of the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and passed out alongside stalwarts like Subhash Ghai, Navin Nischol, and Shatrughan Sinha.
Goswami debuted in the Assamese film industry in 1957 as a child artist in the Phani Sarma directorial Piyali Phukan. As a lead actor, Sangram was his first Assamese film which turned out to be a hit movie.
He had been actively involved in mobile theatres, notably, Abaahan, Kohinoor, Hengul, and Shakuntala while also appearing in few TV serials like Writu aahe writu jaai'.