Dipali Barthakur
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Dipali Barthakur
Dipali Barthakur
Born (1941-01-30) January 30, 1941 (age 77)
Nilomoni Tea Estate, Sonari, Sivasagar, Assam

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".[1] She received the fourth-highest civilian award of India, the Padma Shri, in the year 1998.[2]

Early life

Dipali Barthakur was born to Bishwanath Borthakur and Chandrakanti Devi[3] in Sonari at Sivasagar, Assam.[4]

Musical career

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,[4] and the song "Joubone Amoni Kore Chenaidhon" for the film Lachit Borphukan (1959).[5]

Some of her other popular Assamese songs are[3] -

  • "Sonor Kharu Nalage Muk"
  • "Jundhone Junalite"
  • "Konmana Boroxire Sip"
  • "Senai Moi Jau Dei"
  • "O' Bondhu Somoi Pale Amar Phale"

Personal life

Dipali Barthakur sang her last song "Luito nejabi boi" in 1969.[4] 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 writer Binanda Chandra Barua.[1][6]


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:


  1. ^ a b "A tribute to marriage of arts & minds - Book on celebrity couple". The Telegraph. 26 December 2003.
  2. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 15, 2014. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Deepali-Borthakur". assamspider.com. Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ a b c Suchibrata Ray, Silpi Dipali Barthakuror 71 Sonkhyok Jonmodin, Amar Asom, 31 January 2012, accessed date: 03-02-2012
  5. ^ "Musical Minds". enajori.com. Archived from the original on 2013-04-10. Retrieved .
  6. ^ http://www.rukshaanart.com/?artist=119-Neel%20Pawan%20Barua.html
  7. ^ "October 16th, 2010 - October 28th, 2010, The Strand Art Room, Neel Pawan Baruah". ArtSlant. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "Rediff On The NeT: Nani Palkhivala, Lakshmi Sehgal conferred Padma Vibushan". Rediff.co.in. 1998-01-27. Retrieved .
  9. ^ TI Trade (2010-01-18). "The Assam Tribune Online". Assamtribune.com. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved .
  10. ^ "Aideu Handique Silpi Award to Dipali Borthakur". htsyndication.com. 2012-10-06. Retrieved .

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