Assam’s renowned filmmaker, painter Gauri Barman breathed his last on Thursday morning at his Tarun Nagar residence in Guwahati.Ga

He was 84 and is survived by his wife Krishna Barman and a host of relatives.

Born in 1936 at Belsar in Lower Assam’s Nalbari district, he had been bedridden for the last two years.

Barman, known for directing films like Aparajita, Apanjan, Hridayor Proyojon and Jiban Jeuti, was honoured with Jivan Silpi Adya Sarma Award in 2019.

He also directed over 30 documentary films and televised programmes.

The ministry of external affairs included Barman as a member of the Object d’ Art Committee in 2012.

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal mourned the demise of the filmmaker.

“Saddened to learn about the demise of eminent filmmaker and artist, Gauri Barman. His works have enriched the field of Assamese cinema, art, and culture. My prayers for the departed soul and sincere condolences to his family and friends,” Sonowal said in a tweet.

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