Eminent Filmmaker, Cartoonist Pulak Gogoi Passes Away

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Published: November 12,2022 12:08 PM
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Pulak Gogoi, an eminent filmmaker and renowned painter and cartoonist, has passed away in Guwahati, Assam

November 12, 2022: Pulak Gogoi, an eminent filmmaker and renowned painter and cartoonist, has passed away in Guwahati, Assam on Saturday morning due to deteriorated health condition. He was 84.



Gogoi was undergoing treatment at Gauhati Medical College Hospital (GMCH) since a long time.



Pulak Gogoi was born in Jorhat in 1938. He started his career as a cartoonist from 1963 to 1964 in Asam Bani and then joined Dainik Asam.



In 1967, he joined as editor of a magazine named Cartoon which lasted for five years to the year 1972.



He also worked as chief assistant of a popular Assamese magazine Amar Pratinidhi under the editorship of Dr Bhupen Hazarika from 1967 to 1972.



Gogoi’s exhibitions were held in many places like Guwahati, Shillong, Kolkata, Mumbai and Washington.  He held many solo exhibitions in and outside of Assam including the United States with the help of International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Art Society.



Gogoi stepped into the Assamese movie world with his first film ‘Khoj’. He directed nine films. Out of 9, five were produced by himself, of which, one fetched the National Award for Best Regional Film in 1993 and bagged the Film Fare Award for Best Assamese Film in the year 2014.



His movies are – Srimati Mahimamoyee, Sadari, Sendur, Relar Alir Dubari Bon, Morom Nodir Gabharu Ghat, Patnee.



In 2013, he bagged Best Direction award in Assamese Film Category for Momtaz at Prag Cine Awards. He also bagged the Guruji Adya Sharma award in 2016.



In 2017, the Assam government had conferred the prestigious Kalaguru Bishnu Prasad Rabha award for his contribution in the field of fine arts in Assam.