17-06-2004: Jyotiprasad Agarwalla India Postage Stamp


Jyotiprasad Agarwalla was a famous Indian lyricist, poet, writer as well as filmmaker from the Indian state of Assam. He is still respected for his creative vision and was primarily called the Roopkanwar of Assamese culture. Jyotiprasad Agarwalla is considered the founder of Assamese cinema for Joymoti, which was established in 1935. He was born on 17th June 1903 in an Agarwal family. Jyotiprasad Agarwalla passed matriculation in 1921 after completing his education from schools in Assam and Calcutta. In 1926 he moved to Edinburgh to study economics, but returned from Edinburgh before completing his studies. On the occasion of the death anniversary of Jyotiprasad Agarwalla, the Indian Postal Department issued a postage stamp in his honor.

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