GUWAHATI, March 16 � Eminent singer of the 1960s, Tulika Senapati passed away at the International Hospital in the wee hours today.
She was 70 and had been ailing for some time.
Born at Uzanbazar in the city in 1942, Senapati was a regular radio artiste since her childhood. She shot into prominence with her evergreen number Sandhiya akasat bogoli ure, followed by a number of memorable songs in-between. Unfortunately, her career suffered a jolt following the premature death of her husband in the early 1970s. She devoted herself to rearing her children and took a prolonged sabbatical from the world of music.
A resident of the Sonadhar Senapati road, Silpukhuri, Senapati�s death was widely mourned.
She leaves behind a daughter and two sons.
Her last rites were performed at the Navagraha crematorium.
Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi was among those who condoled the singer�s death. In a condolence message, the Chief Minister termed her as a great singer and said that her evergreen voice and numbers would continue to enrich the minds of the people of Assam.