Rudra Baruah

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Rudra Baruah
Born 1926
Bhimor gaon, Puranigudam, Nagaon
Died 14 February 1980
Occupations Singer, music director, actor
Instruments Harmonium

Luit Konwar Rudra Baruah was one of the foremost music pioneers of Assam. He was an actor, composer, lyricist, singer and musician. He served with Govt. of Assam in the Public Relations Department (since renamed as Directorate of Information and Public Relations) and established the Culture & Film Division in the 1970s.[1]

He was conferred the tile Luit Konwar in honour of the sterling work from his side for the development of music and cinema in Assam.

He was born in Bhimor village near Puranigudam in Nagaon district in 1926 and lived in Guwahati later on.[2] He appeared in and directed music for several Assamese films and composed a lot of folk music in the local language. He died on February 14, 1980 leaving behind his wife and three sons.

Films[edit]

  • Kallol (Music Director)[3]

Songs[edit]

  • Poka dhanor maje maje (lyrics, music)
  • Kauri pore (music)
  • Kasot kolochi haali jaali koon menoka aahe (lyrics, music)

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Official Website of Directorate of Information & Public Relations". Directorate of Information & Public Relations, Govt of Assam. Retrieved 20 November 2007. 
  2. ^ Manjit Kumar Sarma. "Remembering Rudra Barua". Bipuljyoti Saikia. Archived from the original on 2008-02-03. Retrieved 20 November 2007. 
  3. ^ "Assamese Cinema". Indian Cinema Database. Archived from the original on 21 October 2007. Retrieved 20 November 2007.