Friday, 21 December 2018

Dipali Barthakur, Indian singer, Died at 77

Dipali Barthakur was born on January 30, 1941, in Sonari at Sivasagar, Assam and died on December 21, 2018.

She was an Indian singer from Assam.

Barthakur's songs were sung mainly in the Assamese language, and she was known as the "Nightingale of Assam".

Barthakur received the fourth-highest civilian award of India, the Padma Shri, in the year 1998.

Her parents were Bishwanath Borthakur and Chandrakanti Devi.

She performed her last song "Luito nejabi boi" in 1969.

Then, she started began suffering from a severe Motor neuron disease which hindered her singing and forced her to use a wheelchair.

Barthakur married Neel Pawan Barua, in 1976, an eminent Indian artist and painter from Assam and son of renowned Assamese writer Binanda Chandra Barua.

She died at Nemcare Hospital, Guwahati after a prolonged illness.

Dipali Barthakur passed away at 77 years old.

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