JORHAT, July 9 - Lyricist of several immortal songs, scriptwriter and director and producer of many telefilms and thought-provoking documentaries, Nurul Haque breathed his last at a hospital here on Friday night following illness. He was 78.
Haque wrote more than 500 songs in Assamese and several others in Hindi which made him a popular lyricist among all classes of people across the State as well as in other parts of the country.
A recipient of the State Government�s Shilpi Bota of 2014, Haque was born in 1938 at Mohbondha in west Jorhat. He got his primary education in Jorhat Moktab Aadarsha Prathamik Vidyalaya and higher education from Jorhat Government Boys� HE and MP School and JB College.
Songs like Asomire chotalote/rodalie senehote, moromor phaku khele (which was sung by noted Hindi playback singer Mohammad Rafi in Assamese), Madhumita o� Madhumita and several others belong to his popular creations with melody and thematic beauty that kept audience of all ages engrossed.
His lyrical creations set to tune as songs for Assamese films like Manab Aru Danab, Hridoy Kopua Gaan, Mumtaz, Deuta Diya Bidai and several others are still popular with music lovers of the State.
His death has been widely mourned across Jorhat and its suburban areas. His body was brought to Jorhat Theatre this morning where representatives of various local organisations paid rich tribute to the departed soul, while hailing Haque�s immense contribution to the realm of Assamese culture and literature.
A number of organisations including Asam Sahitya Sabha and Jorhat Theatre expressed deep sorrow on the demise of Haque and termed it as an irreparable loss for Assamese culture and literature.