Eminent Assamese musician, flute player Prabhat Sarma passes away

Famend flutist, composer and singer Prabhat Sarma died right here on Tuesday, household sources stated.

He was 85.

His daughter Tarali Sarma, a Nationwide Award-winning singer, stated her father wakened at 4:30 am after which went to sleep after speaking to his spouse.

“When my aunt got here to wake him up at 6 am, he was no extra,” she informed PTI sitting beside the mortal stays of the doyen of Assamese people tradition at his dwelling in Ambikagiri Nagar space of Guwahati.

Sarma is survived by his spouse, three daughters and grandchildren.

Expressing grief over Sarma’s demise, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal stated, it’s an irreparable loss to the cultural area of the state.

Political events and a number of other organisations additionally condoled the loss of life of the main musician.

Recipient of innumerable honours, the flutist had obtained the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2003 for his contribution to people and conventional music of Assam.

Sarma who had a set of musical devices, together with a couple of that at the moment are out of date, constructed a museum in a miniature kind, and later gave life to the obscure devices
by conducting orchestras with them.

He was related to a number of movies as a music director, moreover composing the background rating of various TV serials and stage performs.

A people singer of reputation, Sarma was additionally engaged in analysis of Sattriya dance, a classical kind innovated by Srimanta Sankardeva in Assam.

Distinguished personalities, together with Sattriya dance guru Jatin Goswami, people singer Loknath Goswami and lyricist Prasanta Bordoloi, visited Sarma’s home and paid floral
tributes.

The final rites of Sarma shall be carried out on the Nabagraha crematorium within the night. Earlier than that, his physique shall be taken to Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra, All India Radio workplace, Rabindra Bhawan, Asam Sahitya Sabha and Shahid Bhawan of AASU.

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