GUWAHATI, Sept 25 - Socio-cultural organisation Jyotirupa has condoled the death of eminent actor Abdul Majid.
A statement issued by Jyotirupa president Prafulla Govinda Baruah and general secretary Naren Hazarika recollected Majid�s seminal contributions in the spheres of cinema and stage play, saying that as an actor-director he pioneered a golden era of culture in the State.
�An actor par excellence, Majid was the last of the greats who devoted himself wholeheartedly to the cause of Assamese art and culture. His death is an irreparable loss for the State,� the statement added.
Majid was also an active member of Jyotirupa for the last 39 years and �he used to be a guiding beacon for the organisation all these years�.
Jyotirupa also conveyed its condolences to Majid�s bereaved family.
Tributes were paid to Abdul Majid and his rich contributions recollected at a largely attended meeting held at Panjabari today under the joint auspices of the Brihattar Panjabari Sahitya Sabha (BPSS), Panjabari Senior Citizens� Association (PSCA), Baghorbori Asomi Mahila Samiti, Jyotisikha Mahila Samanway Parishad and Kala Sainik.
Dal Bahadur Chetry, president of PSCA, presided over the function, while Ranajit Sutradhar explained the purpose of the meeting.
Addressing the meeting, senior journalist DN Chakravartty described Majid as the �Amrish Puri� of Assamese cinema. He said that had Majid gone to Mumbai and acted in Hindi films, he could have easily surpassed many a famous villain of Bollywood.
Tabiul Hussain described Majid as an actor of the masses who played important roles on the stage, films and mobile theatres. As a great organiser, Majid trained up many actors, including Jatin Bora, Hussain said.