16 May 2016
Jyoti Prasad Agarwala 17.6.2004
Jyoti Prasad Agarwala (1903 - 1951) was a noted Assamese playwright, songwriter, poet, writer and film maker from Assam. He was considered as Assamese cultural icon, deeply revered for his creative vision and output and is popularly called theRupkonwar (ৰূপকোৱঁৰ) of Assamese culture. In fact, he is regarded as the founder of Assamese cinema for Joymati (1935). His death anniversary () is celebrated as Silpi divas (Artists' Day) in his honor.