GUWAHATI, April 3 - Recalling the best of memories she had with her father Rupkonwar Jyoti Prasad Agarwala, Gyanshri Pathak today said the entire family took pride in how the Assamese cultural icon earned the love and affection of the people through his work as an artiste and a member of the society.
Speaking at an interactive session during a meeting of the Beltola Senior Citizens� Forum, Gyanshri remembered the difficulties Agarwala had to face during the making of Joymoti, her father�s role in the social and political sphere of the State and his toil to promote cinema in Assam.
�I have very faint memories of his other works as I lost him at the age of 10, but still remember how he had to incur a huge loss while bringing ice slabs from Kolkata for the film. When Aideu Handiqui left the shooting due to social pressure, he went to Golaghat and pursued her to come back,� she said.
She also recalled her days in Bholaguri and Tamolbari tea gardens. The forum�s general secretary Prasanna Kumar Barthakur and others took part in the interactive session.