GUWAHATI, Oct 7: Eminent artiste and music director Kishore Giri breathed his last at his Kharguli residence in Guwahati today. He was 64. He worked as music director in several Assamese films and TV serials. He was known for his practice of carrying a guitar and trying to convey his message to the public on roadside and other public places displaying placards.
He always played a positive role in highlighting public issues, be it the NRC updating process or matters pertaining to the Brahmaputra. His family members have said that he was perfectly all right and that even last night he had no problems.
Expressing shock over the demise of Kishore Giri, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that the late artiste always stood for social causes and was a class by himself as a social crusader. Sonowal also said that following the foot prints of Dr Bhupen Hazarika, Kishore Giri always said “we need gaan and not gun.” Conveying his condolence to the bereaved family members, the Chief Minister prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.
Industries and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary has also condoled the demise of artist Kishore Giri. In a statement, the Minister stated that Kishore Giri’s contribution to the field of culture and society will be fondly remembered. People will miss his popular image of standing for a cause with his guitar. The Minister prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul. Meanwhile, condolence messages are pouring in from various other quarters.
His last rites would be performed on Monday after his two daughters, who are presently based in Bangalore, return. The funeral will take place at Bhootnath cremation ground.