Guwahati: Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways and Ayush, Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday paid tribute to renowned artist Neelpawan Baruah and popular Assamese actor Nipon Goswami.
Sonowal on Sunday visited residences of Neelpawan Baruah and Nipon Goswami to pay respect and homage to the departed souls.
The union minister first went to the Beltola residence of Neelpawan Baruah and offered floral tributes, and offered deepest condolences to the family members of the famous artist.
Later, Sonowal visited the residence of Nipon Goswami and offered tributes to the famous actor of Assamese cinema. Sonowal expressed deepest condolences to the family members of Goswami.
“Assam mourns the irreparable loss of her beloved sons. The greatness of Neel Pawan Baruah is not just for the impeccable artwork that he produced but also because of the unputdownable humility with which he lived his life among people,” Sonowal said.
The union minister said Neelpawan Baruah was people’s man as he had won the hearts and mind with his simple smile.
“The tale of Neel Pawan Baruah and Dipali Borthakur is a source of inspiration for all of us to know that all we need is love. His rich body of work is not only a matter of great pride for the people but it will continue to stir the imagination of the young for many generations to come,” Sonowal said.
Veteran actor Nipon Goswami was a leading light of Assamese cinema who left behind a glorious body of cinematic excellence. Paid floral tributes to the beloved superstar at his residence in Guwahati and offered my deepest condolences to his family members. pic.twitter.com/iVNqOthwrN
— Sarbananda Sonowal (@sarbanandsonwal) October 30, 2022
The union minister said, “Nipon da was the ultimate polestar of Assamese cinema. We have all grown up watching Nipon da enact some memorable performances on the silver screen.”
Sonowal said he was blessed to meet Nipon Goswami on many occasions, and he would cherish the moments forever.
“He used to call me Sarba, which evoked the love of an elder brother. It must be mentioned that his professionalism and discipline are something that the young generation can learn a lot from. The beautiful moments with Nipon da and his huge artistic canvas will live forever,” Sonowal said.