Evergreen Assamese actor Nipon Goswami has passed away at 80 years of age. He is survived by his son Siddharth Goswami and daughter-in-law Kingkini Bhattacharya.
Indian actor Nipon Goswami also referred to as “Nipon Da,” began his acting career as a stage artist and later established himself as a film actor. He was one of the biggest veteran actors in the Assamese film industry.
Nipon died of heart-related ailments on October 27, 2022. He had been feeling unwell for the past few days and was admitted to ICU in a Guwahati private hospital. PM Narendra Modi and Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma were among those who expressed condolences.
Who Is Nipon Goswami Son Siddharth Goswami? Daughter In Law And Wife
Nipon Goswami had a son named Siddharth Goswami. He is an actor and an engineer. Siddharth, who also goes by the name Siddhartha Nipon Goswami, is known for Mission China (2017) and Dr. Bezbarua 2 (2021).
Originally from Assam, Siddhartha largely resides in Mumbai for his career. He is married to model, actress, and emcee Kingkini Bhattacharya. The daughter of Jaideep and Rimi Bhattacharya, Kingkini, is also from Assam.
Nipon Goswami’s daughter-in-law, Kingkini Bhattacharya, has starred in several films and tv serials, including The Underworld (2017) and the Hindi TV serial Qayamat Ki Raat. Nipon also played Rajesh Jashpal in the former.
Moreover, she has done many modeling assignments, print shoots, fashion shows, and cultural events.
Nipon Goswami was married to his wife, Rangita Goswami. Rangita passed away seven years before her husband. She took her last breath on the morning of January 19, 2015, at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai, India.
Nipon Goswami Family And Background
Nipon Goswami was born at Kolibari in Tezpur, Assam, India, on September 3, 1942. His parents were also from showbiz, including his actor father Chandradhar Goswami and singer mother Nirupama Goswami.
Nipon did his primary schooling at Kolibari LP School before moving to Tezpur Government HS School. After obtaining his B.A., he went to Calcutta (or Kolkata) for an interview at Pune’s Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).
Subsequently, he started his acting training in 1965. Other prominent actors and directors like Subhash Ghai, Shatrughan Sinha, and Navin Nischol were his classmates.
The actor made his debut as Phani Sarma in the Assamese film Piyoli Phukan and has since played in over 60 films, including Hindi and Bengali. His second film in his career and first film as a lead actor, Sangram, where he played Amar Pathak, was also a big hit.
Nipon’s Assamese blockbusters and critically acclaimed films included Mukuta, Ajoli Nabou, Maanab aru Daanab, Sandhyarag, Aparupa, Ghar Sangsar, and Shakuntala Aru Sankar Joseph Ali.
Among his other popular films was Kokadeuta Nati aru Hati (Grandfather, Grandson, and Elephant). He played the grandfather in the feel-good movie released during the height of the violent Assam Agitation in 1983.
Nipon was also a famous theatre artist and had cameos in many Hindi movies, including the Jeetendra-starrer Do Bhai and Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Do Anjaane. His other Hindi films were Virodhi, Kaal Sandhya, Daman, and 18.11.
In addition to the silver screen, the actor was also active in theatres, television soaps, and advertisements & commercials.