Assam's Cine artiste and Natasurya Phani Sarma awardee Bhola Katki passes away
Bhola Katki breathed his last at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital on Friday afternoon after prolonged illness for the past few days.
JAMUGURIHAT: Veteran film actor and recipient of Natasurya Phani Sarma Award, Bhola Katki breathed his last at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital on Friday afternoon after prolonged illness for the past few days. He was 90.
Kataky was born in 1935 in Sangia Majrachuk village of Jamugurihat. He was attracted to acting since his student life and later went to Darrang College, Tezpur for further studies. He was a member of the Nataraj Theatre in 1963. He had served the Assamese cine world for nearly 34 years and acted in many Assamese mobile theatre groups, along with Assamese cinema and TV serials. He played the role of Rajani Master in the film Anirban of Bhabendra Nath Saikia along with TV serials Sadari, Jalanjali, Urbashi, Brikodar Barua r biya etc.
He came into contact with Bishnu Prasad Rabha, Rupkonwar Jyoti Prasad Agarwala and Natasurya Phani Sarma while he was studying in Darrang College. He got a job as a teacher but he left the job due to his interest in cine world. He was awarded the Natasurya Phani Sarma Award in 2017 by the Government of Assam for his outstanding contribution to the field of acting. He was closely associated with many socio-cultural organizations of the greater Jamugurihat area.
The death of Bhola Kataky was widely mourned here. Individuals and organizations, including Sootea MLA Padma Hazarika, Jamuguri branch of Axam Xahitya Xabha, Bapuji Bhawan Natya Samaj, Barechahar Bhaona Committee, All Jamuguri AASU and Naduar Press Club expressed deep condolences at his demise. He leaves behind his wife, daughter, and a host of relatives.