Renowned Bodo artiste Tikendrajit (Jalakho) passes away
Jwhwlao Nileswar Brahma Cultural Award winner Tikendrajit Narzary passed away on late Thursday night at around 10 pm at his Kathalguri residence
KOKRAJHAR: Prominent Bodo film artiste, Jwhwlao Nileswar Brahma Cultural Award winner Tikendrajit Narzary, popularly known as Jalakho, passed away on late Thursday night at around 10 pm at his Kathalguri residence near Kokrajhar due to old-age ailment. He was 72. He leaves behind his wife Tineswari Narzary, son Swmdwn Narzary, daughter Bardwi Narzary and three grandchildren.
Born on January 22, 1952, Tikendrajit Narzary was a well-known Bodo cine artiste. He played a role in the first Bodo feature film Alayaron which received the Rajat Kamal National Award in 1986. He also played a role in Jeuni Simang, Basiram Jwhwlao and also acted in the play Gwdan Fwishali written by Kamal Kr. Brahma.
He was a teacher of LP School and became the District Programme Officer (DPO) of SSA. He was associated with various cultural organizations and used to share right ideas on Bodo films and theatre being a great revolutionary in theatrical art and culture.
The Chief Executive Member (CEM) of BTC, Pramod Boro accompanied by EM Ranjit Basumatary and MCLA Madhav Chandra Chetri along with his colleagues rushed to his residence in the morning and paid their last respects to him. Expressing shock over his death, Pramod Boro said the Bodos had lost a great film artiste whose performance was very lively and extraordinary. He said that Jalakho was a great inspiration for Bodo cine artistes.
Meanwhile, the president of the All Bodo Students' Union (ABSU), Dipen Boro, president of Dularai Boro Harimu Afat (DBHA) Jogeswar Brahma, secretary of Lwrgi Theatre Group Sanjib Kr. Brahma also expressed deep sorrow over his death and said the Bodos had lost an artiste with extraordinary quality.
On the other hand, the CEM of Boro Kachari Welfare Autonomous Council (BKWAC), Mihiniswar Basumatary also expressed deep sorrow over the demise of the great cine artiste and said that the Bodo film industry had lost the greatest artiste of the decades. He conveyed his condolence message to the family.