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Dipali Barthakur (30 January 1941) is an Indian singer from Assam. Her songs are sung mainly in the Assamese language, and she is known as the "Nightingle of Assam". She received the fourth-highest civilian award of India, the Padma Shri, in the year 1998.
Dipali Barthakur was born to Bishwanath Borthakur and Chandrakanti Devi in Sonari at Sivasagar, Assam.
Dipali Barthakur started her career as a singer early. When she was studying in class nine, in 1958, she sang the song "Mor Bopai Lahori" on All India Radio, Guwahati, and the song "Joubone Amoni Kore Chenaidhon" for the film Lachit Borphukan (1959).
Dipali Barthakur sang her last song "Luito nejabi boi" in 1969. After that she began suffering from a severe Motor neuron disease which hindered her singing and forced her to get around with a wheelchair. In 1976 she got married to Neel Pawan Barua, an eminent Indian artist and painter from Assam and son of renowned Assamese writerBinanda Chandra Barua.
Dipali Barthakur has been honored many times, most notably with the Padma Shri award for folk and traditional music in 1990-92.
Some of her awards/ recognitions are listed below: