GUWAHATI, Oct 7 - Musician-cum-activist Kishour Giri, known for his inimitable style of raising issues concerning Assam, passed away this morning. Giri (63) died at his Kharguli residence here.
Giri was found lying unconscious in his room around 9.30 am and later doctors declared him dead. His untimely demise has cast a pall of gloom over a cross section of people, including his fans and admirers.
Be it the ethnic clashes, the recent lynching of two youths in Karbi Anglong or any other pressing issues concerning the State and its people, Giri unfailingly hit the streets of Guwahati strumming his guitar and appealing for peace and harmony through his self-composed numbers.
He was last seen in his signature style, demanding financial support from the State and the Centre for filmmaker Rima Das after her directorial venture Village Rockstars was chosen for India's official entry to the Oscars.
The singer leaves behind his wife and two daughters. His last rites will be performed at the Navagraha Crematorium tomorrow.
Assam Industry and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary has condoled Giri's death.
�A regular visitor to Guwahati Press Club for attending film screenings, OPD clinics and interactions with distinguished personalities, Giri emerged as a trusted friend and well-wisher for all of us. May his soul rest in peace,� said Nava Thakuria, general secretary, Guwahati Press Club.