HALEM, Feb 22 - Dharmeswari Bora, who played the role of �Upina� (a tribal girl) in the Assamese film Indramalati, the second film of Jyoti Prasad Agarwala produced at Bholaguri TE in 1939, passed away recently. She was boycotted from the society for two years for acting in the film.
Jyoti Prasad took her to Calcutta for shooting and training. During her lifetime, she lived a hazardous life due to bad pecuniary condition. At the last moment of her life, however, she was given artist pension by the State Government. In the last part of her life, she lived at Ghahigaon, near here.
During her lifetime, she was felicitated by different persons and organisations. Her death was condoled by various organisations and different individuals, including Ripun Bora, vice-president, APCC, Gohpur MLA and parliamentary secretary Monika Bora, environmentalist Nandeswar Saikia, Suresh Chandra Borthakur senior journalist, Lokeswari Handique, ex-president, Sonitpur Jila Sahitya Sabha, Suravi Sahitya Samaj, Kanaklata Lekhika Samaroh Samiti, etc. She was 92. She leaves behind three sons and two daughters. Her husband predeceased her.