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Legendary Assamese actor Biju Phukon breathe his last at the age of 70: The entire state mourns his death
Posted on: 23-11-2017 , 10:34:AM | DY365 Bureau

 Picture Courtesy: Hindustan Times

 November 23, 2017: Veteran Assamese actor Biju Phukan breathes his last at the age of 70 on Wednesday evening in Guwahati.


The prominent actor had worked in nearly 80 films which also included a couple of Bengali films and had also directed a couple of films in his career spanning nearly 50 years.
He passed away at around 6.15 pm after being admitted in Apollo Hospital, Guwahati on Wednesday. Reportedly he had been suffering from breathing problems for last few days. He is survived by his wife Rajashre Phukan and his two children.
Born on February 18, 1947, Phukan started his career with the movie "Dr. Bezbarua" in 1970. His first role as leading actor was in "Baruar Songshar" followed by Samarendra Narayan Dev’s "Aranya" in 1971 which established him as a 'hero' which was also adjudged the Best Regional Film at the National Film Awards. One of his songs that attained fame and was successful in the charts was "Mon Hira Doi" from the film "Bowari". 
His death came as a great loss to the Assamese film fraternity and the state.
Assam Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi grieved over the death of popular Assamese actor and had stated, “I am deeply saddened by his death who hugely contributed to popularise Assamese cinema. With his death a void will be created which will be hard to be filled. I extend my condolences to the bereaved family and his fans. May his soul rest in peace”.
Similarly, mourning over the demise of the actor Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda had expressed, “Extremely grieved and saddened by the demise of veteran actor Biju Phukan. His contributions towards enriching Assamese cinema to its present state will be remembered forever.”
It may be stated that the actor will be cremated with full state honour.


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