DERGAON, Oct 23 - Noted actor of Assamese mobile theatre Dilip Ranjan Dutta, passed away this morning at the Jorhat Mission Hospital. He was 61.
His demise was widely condoled at his native village Dhekial in Golaghat district.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal also condoled the sad demise of the noted actor. In his condolence message, the Chief Minister said the demise had left a gaping hole in the field of acting in the state.
Dutta was born in 1959 at Dhekial Tiniali and started his school in Dhekial Model LP School and later passed higher secondary from Dhekial Higher Secondary School. He graduated from B Barooah College, Guwahati.
He started his career at the Cultural Directorate of Assam but later he left the job and entered the field of acting through mobile theatre.
He first acted for Aparupa Mobile Theatre and then he was associated with almost all the mobile theatres of the State.
Later he performed for Kohinoor, Awahan, Mukunda, Bhagyadevi and Sankardev theatres.
Some of the plays in which he acted was Nagkanya for Aparupa Theatre, Titanic for Kohinoor Theatre and Dinabandhu for Awahan theatre.
He also acted in the Assamese film Kolahal directed by Dr Bhabendranath Saikia along with some other TV serials and VCD cassettes.
He also received the Moonlight Media Award, Dr Upen Kakati Memorial Award etc.
His demise was widely mourned at his native village where he learnt the primary lessons through Dhekial higher secondary school and local Drama group. The residents of greater Dhekial area expressed great shock at his untimely demise. �We have lost a great personality in the field of acting. The vacuum is not going to be filled up easily�, Anindya Sundar Sarma, a resident of Dhekial said.
The actor leaves behind his mother, wife, and a son along with a host of relatives.