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Assamese film director, actor Bidyut Chakraborty died

Apr 15, 2015 14:01 IST

Renowned film director and actor of Assam Bidyut Chakraborty died on 15 April 2015 in a private nursing home in Guwahati after brief illness. He was 55.

He directed several Assamese films like Rag- Biraag, Goon Goon Gaane Gaane and Dwaar. In 1996 for Rag Biraag, he won Indira Gandhi national award for Best First Film of a Director. Rag-Birag was based on a novel written by Jnanpith award-winner Mamoni Raisom Goswami.

Dwaar made in 2012, a film based on a short story Bahiroloi Jowa Baat written by Swarnakamal winning film critic Apurba Sharma, was his last film. Swarnakamal awards are one of the National Film Awards given for Best Feature Film, Best Direction among others.

As an actor, he acted in several Assamese films and serials. He made his debut through a small role in Bhabendra Nath Saikia’s Anirban in 1981.


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