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Assam: National Award Winning Filmmaker Pulak Gogoi Is No More

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Pulak Gogoi: Eminent filmmaker and renowned painter and cartoonist Pulak Gogoi a prominent figure in the cultural world of Assam passed away on Saturday morning.

Pulak Gogoi, one of Assam’s most prominent figures in the field of art and culture, died on Saturday morning after a long illness. He was 84.

Gogoi had been receiving treatment at Gauhati Medical College Hospital (GMCH) for some time. He breathed his last breath at 8.30 a.m. today.

Gogoi had been receiving treatment at Gauhati Medical College Hospital (GMCH) for some time. He breathed his last breath at 8.30 a.m. today.

Born in 1938, Gogoi had a profound expertise in both painting and celluloid, which resulted in a series of activities such as exhibitions in places such as Guwahati, Shillong, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Washington as early as the 1960s, as well as the introduction of the parallel film movement into the Assamese world with ‘Khoj.’

Pulak Gogoi is a pioneering Assamese cartoonist. From 1963 to 1964, he worked as a cartoonist for Asam Bani, a popular weekly news publication published by the Assam Tribune group. He later joined Dainaik Asam.

In 1967, he launched his own business as the editor of Cartoon, the first of its kind in Assam, which ran for five years until 1972.

From 1967 to 1972, he was the chief assistant to Dr Bhupen Hazarika, the editor of the popular Assamese magazine Amar Pratinidhi.

He continued his career as an independent political cartoonist in newspapers and magazines such as Sadin and Abikal.

With the assistance of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Art Society, he held numerous solo exhibitions in and outside of Assam, including the United States.

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