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Pall of gloom in film world as star actor departs

GUWAHATI:Biju Phukan is no more. The promising Assamese film personality breathed his last at a Guwahati based hospital suddenly at 6.15 in the evening leaving a pall of gloom across the state.
Born in 1947 in Dibrugarh, Phukan started his career in cinema in 1970 in Dr Bezbaruah which evoked national award and since then he has been doing these in nearly 90 films and very recently he was playing a role in the Under World which is still in the making.

Film personalities across the state are shocked to have learnt the sad news of his untimely demise. So also his fans who loved him very much.
Veteran actor Nipan Goswami said," it's very shocking. I find it difficult to believe it. Never did I expect that he would leave us suddenly."


Namrup Swaragam Kala Niketan has deeply condoled Biju Phukan's death. In a statement principal Smriti Rekha Kalita, president Bobita Borgohain said Phukan's death is a huge loss for the film world.

Purnima Das, one of his fans said,"I saw him for the first time in my life in the Assamese film Buwari. The film started with a song mon hira doi cycle nohoi tilinga...found his role very astounding indeed. May his soul rest in peace."

Keshav Deka, another fan from Barpeta said," Biju da will be shining like the pole star in the world of Assamese cinema."

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