State Pays Tributes To Cultural Icon Jyoti Prasad Agarwala | Guwahati News


Guwahati: People across Assam on Tuesday paid rich tributes to the state’s cultural icon and freedom fighter, Rupkonwar Jyoti Prasad Agarwala, on his 71st death anniversary, which is observed as the ‘Silpi Diwas’.
A poet, playwright, songwriter, and film-maker, Agarwala was one of the pioneers of Assamese language cinema and the first Assamese film-maker.
He wrote plays, songs, poems and film scripts as well as directed the first Assamese language film, ‘Joymoti’, in 1935. He is credited with introducing realism to Assamese cinema. Agarwala is also considered to be one of the most important figures in the history of Assamese cinema.
On the occasion, the Silpi Awards 2023 were presented to distinguished artistes Rajen Gohain and Pokhila Lekthepi.
Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said Agarwala resides in the hearts of each Assamese. He added everyone in Assam as well as the future generations will always remember his contributions.
Speaking about the day, tourism minister Jayanta Malla Baruah said what Agarwala did back in his days was unimaginable for the people of the state. “Joymoti was a big leap for the film industry as very few people had the courage to take such a step,” he added. He said his contribution to the Assam film industry is immense.


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