GUWAHATI, April 7 - Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal have condoled the death of noted filmmaker Munin Baruah who breathed his last today.
In a condolence message, Prof Mukhi termed Baruah a towering figure who had contributed immensely to the enrichment of Assamese films in the State. �A pioneer per excellence, his contributions towards the Assamese film industry will be remembered by posterity. I pray to the Almighty for eternal peace of the departed soul,� he said.
The Governor also expressed his sympathy to the bereaved family members.
The Chief Minister, in his condolence message, said Baruah�s death is an irreparable loss to the Assamese film and drama industry.
�With many of his popular movies like Prabhati Pakhir Gaan, Daag, Nayak, Hiya Diya Niya, Bidhata, Barood, Dinabandhu, Ramdhenu, etc., Baruah left an indelible mark in the Assamese film industry. He gave a renewed momentum to the State�s film industry and his contributions are priceless. He devoted his entire life for the excellence of the film and drama industry of Assam and the void created by his death would never be fulfilled,� he said.
Hrishikesh Goswami, Media Advisor to the Chief Minister, also offered his condolence on the death of the illustrious director and recalled his contributions to the cultural field of Assam.
Industries and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary and Congress legislature party leader Debabrata Saikia also mourned Baruah�s demise. Various other organisations condoled Baruah�s death.