GUWAHATI- Veteran Assamese actor Nipon Goswami passed away at a private hospital in Assam capital Guwahati on Thursday morning. The popular actor had been suffering from heart related ailments for a while and was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital on October 24.
The octogenarian actor was born in Assam’s Tezpur on September 3, 1942. An alumnus of the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India, he passed alongside Bollywood stalwarts like Subhash Ghai, Navin Nischol and Shatrughan Sinha. He has acted in over 100 films in different languages and appeared in several television serials.
He debuted in the Assamese film industry as a child artist in the movie Piyali Phukan, directed by Phani Sarma in 1957. As a lead actor, Sangram was his first Assamese film and a hit movie. His next movie Dr. Bezbaruah released in 1969 brought him recognition as a star to act in many movies in coming years. He also acted in few Hindi movies as a character actor.
He has been actively involved in mobile theatres, notably, Abaahan, Kohinoor, Hengul, and Shakuntala. He also appeared in few TV serials like Writu aahe writu jaai’.