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Assamese film maker passes away

GUWAHATI: Veteran Assamese film maker Munin Baruah passed away after prolonged illness leaving a pall of gloom across the state on Saturday. He was 71 as he breathed his last in the wee hours to be survived by his wife and two children.

Born in 1947 in Golaghat Baruah wrote as many as 21 film scripts apart from directing Hiya Diya Niya, Dag, Pita Putra, Prabhati Pokhir Gan and many others. His Dinabandhu clinched national award a couple of years back.

Film personalities and his fans in large number thronged his residence in Guwahati as soon as the news of his demise spread like wildfire.

Many of these film personalities paid their last respect to Baruah whose body would be brought to the Jyoti Chitraban before taking away for cremation in the afternoon.

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