Guwahati: Dipali Borthakur, popularly known as the "Nightingale of Assam" is no more. The singer, who had been bed-ridden for years. She breathed her last on December 21, 2018 at Nemcare Hospital, Guwahati at the age of 77 years.
Borthakur, born in 1941 in Sonari was the daughter of Bishwanath Borthakur and Chandrakanti Devi. She was a singer of many memorable Assamese songs which are evergreen and are equally popular even today. Apart from being a singer, Borthakur had been the creator of many remarkable numbers.
A winner of multiple prestigious awards and honours including the Padmashree, Dipali Borthakur was the wife of noted artist Neelpawan Baruah.
The late singer is known more her songs likle ‘Xunor Kharu nelage muk’, ‘Senai moi jau’, ‘Aji moi ulalu’, ‘O Bondhu Somoi Pale Amar Phale’, ‘Konman Boroxire Sip’ and many others.
Dipali Borthakur’s death will leave the Assamese and Indian cultural world with a deep void which will perhaps never be fulfilled by a second person.
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