Assam, one of the seven sisters in the North Eastern part of India, bears a historical significance when it comes to our famous Kamakhya Temple, our forever green tea plantations and for our River Brahmaputra. Assam is also known for their sericulture and also for the rich Assamese tradition of age old folk music, our ethnic pottery make of brass and one of the recognized Classical Dance forms in India “Xatriya”. These traditions and cultures have been kept alive for generations as part of family traditions by local folk artistes and craftsman, who earn their livelihood by performances or by trade of these craft sculptors.

But everything has taken a turn for the worse for these artistes since the COVID-19 pandemic hit. They have not just lost their source of income, due to cancellation of their shows but also due to non-availability for a market to sell their goods.

In a minimalistic effort to find some solace for them, an effort has been made to make their life a little easier. We need your help and cooperation as an esteemed community member to make our effort to help these ‘upholders of our society’ a success.

Join our global initiative to provide financial relief to folk artistes of Assam. Due to prevalent pandemic many musicians are in need of financial and moral support. Let's make a difference for Assam and give back to our motherland.

A show of solidarity by the stars for the stars-in-making

Let’s get together for a first time ever virtual musical show to fundraise for folk artistes of Assam impacted due to COVID-19 and Flood situation in Assam. We appreciate the solidarity and compassion by the star musician and composers of Assam for the unsung and unheard of local artistes/musicians of Assam in their times of economic distress due to COVID-19 pandemic. The star performers for this event have given up any remuneration for this event usually they charge for any other events due to the noble intention of this event. We thank all our star performers of this event for their philanthropic efforts to make this event possible. A show packed with live performances from the stalwarts of Assamese and Bollywood music industry is sure to mesmerize your weekend. Grab your seats fast by joining the zoom musical event for a nominal donation of $30 at the likes of your home. Your attendance could help a few families tide through this a little better and also keep you and yours enthralled at the same time. Looking forward for all of your’s participation.

Zubeen Garg

It’s time to stand together to help our fellow artistes from Assam in need. I am standing with Shilpi Sewa team to raise funds for this noble cause. Please join us and help.
-- Zubeen Garg --

Kalpana Patowary

As a folk artiste myself, i am immensely glad to support other folk artistes of Assam. I am happy that North America based our Assamese brothers and sisters have come forward with a fund raising initiative Shilpi Sewa to financially help our folk artistes in Assam during COVID-19 crisis. Let’s join hands together to support this noble cause.
-- Kalpana Patowary --

Joi Barua

In the times of this pandemic, i feel honored to have been invited by the Assamese community in the US & Canada for this noble initiative. Life gets to be more beautiful once we start giving back. My regards to everyone connected with ShilpiSewa
-- Joi Barua --

Barsha Rani Bishaya

In these trying times it's extremely heartwarming to see the efforts of my fellow Assamese residing in USA to extend their help to the folk artistes of Assam . I feel honoured to be a part of this noble initiative "শিল্পী সেৱা". Far by distance but close by hearts . After all it's the heart where we carry our motherland ASSAM no matter wherever we live on this planet ️ -- Barsha Rani Bishaya--


We thank our partners providing critical support

Shyam Kanu Mahanta

Thank You for your contribution of nominating the Beneficiaries

Garima Saikia Garg

Thank You for your contribution in coordinating with the Star Performers

Rituparna Bora

Thank You for your contribution in developing the promotional video

Mark Bordoloi

Thank You and Ekodus team for the contribution in developing event flyer

Prafulla Dutta

Thank You for your contribution of nominating the Beneficiaries

Roshmirekha & Probin Saikia

Thank You and Panchasur team contribution of nominating the Beneficiaries

Nilotpal Choudhury

Thank You and Assam Talks for your contribution of nominating the Beneficiaries

Jayanta Nath

Thank You for your contribution of nominating the Beneficiaries

Artistes Welfare Fund: Assam

Thank You to the team for contribution in nominating the Beneficiaries

The Beneficiaries

Assamese culture is alive and thriving today in regional, national and international platform due to these dedicated artistes of Assam. We are proud and indebted to your immense contribution to Assamese society. It's our turn to contribute and thank you in this time of need.

We have projected to receive than 140 Beneficiary nominations. We are actively working towards confirming about 150 beneficiaries for this fundraiser.

CLICK HERE to view list of probable Beneficiaries

We are adding the pictures of more beneficiaries as and when made available. Members of Shilpi Sewa is actively working to gather the necessary information such as beneficiary bank account number, pictures and other details necessary to successfully transfer the funds raised from this fundraiser event directly to them. Below is the complete list of PROBABLE beneficiaries.
  1. Bishwajit Gogoi,Dhol & Nagara Player,Golaghat
  2. Kiran Basumatary,Flute Player,Dhubri
  3. Rajani Patgiri,Muguriya Sattriya & Kathak Teacher,Goalpara
  4. Rajen Roy,Folk Singer,Dhubri
  5. Dev Kakoty,Muguriya Zuna Naam,Nalbari
  6. Ranjit Das,Govindpur Zuna Naam, Band Party Artist,Nalbari
  7. Kuladhar Talukdar,Build Stages For Cultural Programs,Dhubri
  8. Anil Ray,Goalparia Dhol,Dhubri
  9. Bhanu Devi,Folk Theater/Deodhani Dance,Darrang
  10. Bholaram Nath,Sukanani Ojapali,Darrang
  11. Uttam Roy,Dotara Player, Tecahes Music,Dhubri
  12. Jagat Chandra Barik,Satria Teacher, Khol, Ankiya Naat,Guwahati
  13. Sada Hazarika,Khol Player,Morongi
  14. Debeswar Saikia,Dhol & Nagara Player,Guwahati
  15. Hemen Sarma,Loka Geet; Dhol, Khol & Tabla Player,Dhubri
  16. Arup Nath,Dhol Player,Guwahati
  17. Abhijeet Changmai,Folk Dance,Sibsagar
  18. Bipul Borah,Khol Player,Guwahati
  19. Nayan Jyoti Nath,Suknani Ojapali,Darrang
  20. Lakhi Roy,Goalporia Folk Music,Dhubri
  21. Kulen Borah,Makeup Artists, Script Writer,Guwahati
  22. Tarun Ujah,Dhol Player,Sonitpur
  23. Mridul Das,Flute And Other Traditional Instruments,Darrang
  24. Manik Sarmah,Flute Player,Sonitpur
  25. Muruli Nath,Singer (Bhupendra Sangeet, Jyoti Sangeet, Bishnu Rabha Sangeet),Sonitpur
  27. BASANTA SAIKIA,Folk Singer,Majuli
  28. BALORAM SAIKIA,Folk Singer,Majuli
  29. KRISHNA RAM PEGU,Mishing Folk Singer,Majuli
  30. AMIYA KUMAR CHIRANG,Mishing Folk Songs & Dance, Bhupen Hazarika, Bishnu Rabha,Majuli
  32. Basudev Baruah,Folk Music, Main Bayan Of Auniati Satra,Majuli
  33. DULAL MANKI,Tea Tribes Folk Singer/ Jhumoor,Tinsukia
  34. Rakesh Boro,Folk Dancer And Choreographer,Kaprup Metro
  35. Lilambar Kakoti,Folk Music Bihu,Tezpu
  36. Nabajyoti Chutia,Bihu Artiste (Pepa, Flute Maker & Player),Golaghat
  37. Ganesh Chandra Das,Goalporia Dhol Player,Barpeta
  38. Nobin Borah,Dhol Player,Majuli
  39. Monisha Borthakur,Folk Singer,Sibsagar
  40. Munindra Kumar Das,Negera, Dhol, Khol, Tabla Player,Sonitpur
  41. Raju Saikia,Flute And Dotara Player,Udalguri
  42. Partha Kalita,Bhaona, Sutradhar,Nagaon
  43. Mukunda Madhav Bora,Lokageet Xilpi, Build Instruments - Dotara, Dagar, Guru Axon, Lahori,Jorhat
  44. Pradip Borah,Utha Naam; Path Prosonga; Bhaona Gayan, Bayan, Abhinoi, Judge; Plan Multiple Instruments; YouTube Link Shared,North Lakhimpur
  45. Upen Ch Baruah,Xatriya Nritya Guru; Barbayan; Bhaona Group; Done Workshops With Sangeet Natak Academy,Lakhimpur
  46. Dhiren Chekanidhara,Xatriya Xilpi Vocalist; Borgeet; Bayan; Workshops With NSD And Sangeet Natak Academy; YouTube Link Shared,Lakhimpur
  47. Dadu Dutta,Khol; Xatriya Nritya,Madhupur
  48. Moheswar Baruah,Xatriya Nritya; Gayan Bayan,Golaghat
  49. Biju Saikia,Diha Naam,Lakhimpur
  50. Jadab Saikia,Xatriya Nritya; Bhaona,
  51. Jintu Neog,Dhul , Khul , Negera,Jorhat
  52. Achyut Bora,Dhul , Khul, Tokari,Jorhat
  53. Ananta Bora,Dhul, Khul , Tabla,Jorhat
  54. Ranjit Saikia,Tokari, Dotara,Jorhat
  55. Nilutpal Bora,Flute Player,Jorhat
  56. Bhaskar Jyoti Kalita,Flute Player,Jorhat
  57. Amar Jyoti Sarmah,Tabla, Dhulok,Jorhat
  58. Jayanta Nath,Music Teacher,Jorhat
  59. Pranjit Sarmah,Drum Teacher,Jorhat
  60. Shyamol Bhuayan,Keyboard Player,Majuli
  61. Bishnu Bora,Keyboard Player,Jorhat
  62. Mihir Bezbaruah,Music Teacher,Jorhat
  63. Utpal Saikia,Sattriiya Dance,Majuli
  64. Rumi Bhuyan,Folk Dacer, Acting,Majuli
  65. Bulbul Baruah Borah,Folk Singer,Majuli
  66. Amar Jyoti Bhuyan,Skill- Bhauna,Majuli
  67. Mahananda Nath,Dhulia, Bayan,Majuli
  68. Biksah Borah,Sattriiya Dance,Majuli
  69. Simanta Phukan,Bhauna,Dergoan
  70. Manabendra Sarmah,Folk And Traditional Theater,Jorhat
  71. Gunamoni Baruah,Folk And Traditional Theater,Tinsukia
  72. Ashim Kumar Nath,Folk And Traditional Theater,Darang
  73. Susanta Mohanta,Folk And Traditional Theater,Dergoan
  74. Ranju Pathak,Folk And Traditional Theater,Dergoan
  75. Bhupen Rajbangshi,Flute Expert,Guwahati
  76. Hari Prasad Saikia,Borgeet & Allied Sattriya Gayan, Khol Player, Ojapali,Majuli
  77. Madhab Pathak,Khol, Dhol, Negera & Taal Expert,Guwahati
  78. Ananda Muktiar,Satriya Dance And Khol Player,Majuli
  79. Diganta Das,Borgeet & Sattriya Dance,Nalbari
  80. Bhupen Rajbangshi,Flute And Dhol Player,Guwahati
  81. Madan Saikia,Bargeet, Khol,satriya Dance Ojapali,costume Design's For Bhaona,Mazuli ,Assam
  85. Rana Mahanta,Sattriya Dance, Khol, Taal & Bhaona,Sivasagar, Assam
  86. Nabadev Krishna Shankar Bharati,Sattriya Sangeet,Lakhimpur
  87. Dwijen Chandra Barman,Sattriya Dance,Nalbari
  88. Durgeswar Borah,Flute,Sibsagar
  89. Achintya Mahanta,Sattriya Music ( Khol Badya),Sivasagar
  90. Dhrubajyoti Pathak,Khol Player
  91. Giren Kalita,Khol Player
  92. Prasanna Baruah,Flute Player
  93. Bhupen Rajbhangsi,Flute Player
  94. Gunin Sharma,Flute Player
  95. Debesar Saikia,Dhol Player
  96. Pabitra Bora,Pepa, Bahi & Dhol Player
  97. Badrakanta Das,All Folk Instruments Player
  98. Narayan Kalita,Dutura Player
  99. Ganesh Chandra Das,Dhol Player
  100. Anil Rai,Dhol Player
  101. Utsab Nath,Sarengi Player
  102. Prahanta Kalita,Khol Player
  103. Lachit Baruah,Dhol Player
  104. Jai Nath Deka,Dhol & Flute Player
  105. Mrinal Kumar Borah,Folk And Traditional Theater,Nagoan
  106. Krishna Bhuyan,Folk And Traditional Theater,Darrang
  107. Bikash Dowara,Folk And Traditional Theater,Jorhat
  108. Satadal Baishya,Folk And Traditional Theater,Nalbari
  109. Bidyut Kumar Nath,Folk And Traditional Theater,Nagoan
  110. Prayash Phukan,Folk And Traditional Theater,Jorhat
  111. Rimjim Deka,Folk And Traditional Theater,Mangaldoi
  112. Robijita Gogoi,Folk And Traditional Theater,Guwahati
  113. Ashim Kumar Sarmah,Folk And Traditional Theater,Dibrugarh
  114. Ronal Hussain,Folk And Traditional Theater,Jorhat
  115. Gunakar Dev Goswami,Folk And Traditional Theater,Guwahati
  116. Rajkumar Thakur,Folk And Traditional Theater,Bokakhat
  117. Birendra Bora
  118. Monisha Bora
  119. Sumpal Borah
  120. Biswajit Saikia,Satriya & Bharatnatyam Dancer
  121. Mustafa Ali,Jikir & Jari,Sibsagar
  122. Abu Khayer,Jikir & Jari,Sibsagar
  123. Bodoruddin Ahmed,Jikir & Jari,Golaghat
  124. Manisha Koch,PUPPET(putala) Show Artists,Nagaon
  125. Rimpi Das,PUPPET(putala) Show Artists,Nagaon
  126. Nitumoni Deka,PUPPET(putala) Show Artists,Nagaon
  127. Sumitra Phukan,PUPPET(putala) Show Artists,Nagaon
  128. Abhi Medhi,PUPPET(putala) Show Artists,Nagaon
  129. Dilip Das,Script Writer, Actor, Director,Guwahati
  130. Niren Talukdar,Actor (jatra),Nalbari
  131. Biren Doloi,Folk Singer,Guwahati
  132. Khagen Nath,Actor,Barpeta
  133. Jagannath Hira,Clay Artist,Nagaon
  134. Rabidhar Das,Kalia Badak,Nalbari
  135. Giridhar Senapati,Puppeteer,Sibsagar
  136. Mukunda Teran,Flute And Pepa Badak,Sibsagar
  137. Ankit Hazarika,Painter & Sculptor,Dibrugarh
  138. Ramen Sarma,Painting,Guwahati
  139. Prasanna Kalita,Japi Silpa,Guwahati
  140. Neera Moni Sharma,Bamboo Handicrafts,Darrang
  141. Swopnali Choudhury,Bamboo Handicrafts,Goalpara
  142. Dulen Chandra Nath,Sculptor & Painter,Nalbari
  143. Pabitra Rabha,Drama Actor & Director,Guwahati
  144. Kanakprabha Barik (deaf & Dump),Bamboo Handicrafts,Guwahati

Beneficiary Profile Gallery

Biswajit Gogoi

Negera Artiste

Anil Roy

Goalparia Dhol Artiste

Partha Kalita

Bhaona (Sutradhar)

Bholaram Nath

Ojapali and Deodhoni

Uttam Roy

Dotora Artiste

Baloram Saikia

Loka Geet

Rakesh Boro

Folk Dance and Choreographer

Hemen Sarma

Loka Geet

Jagat C Barik

Sattriya Artiste

Kuladhar Talukdar

Sculptor and Build Stages

Sada Hazarika

Khol Artiste

Nayan Jyoti Nath

Sattriya Artiste

Muruli Nath

Singer:Jyoti-Rabha Sangeet

Ananta Bora

Khol Artiste

Bhaskar Jyoti Kalita

Flute Artiste

Amar Jyoti Sarmah

Bhaona and Tabla

Debeswar Saika

Dhol & Nagara

Gunamoni Baruah

Folk and Traditional Theater

Jintu Neog

Dhul , Khul , Negera Artiste

Nilutpal Bora

Flute Artiste

Munindra Das

Dhul , Khul , Negera, Tabla

Ananda Muktiar

Sattriya and Khol Player

Shyamol Bhuyan

Singer Keyboard Artiste

Bhanu Devi

Folk Theater/Deodhani Dance

Pranjit Sarmah


Krishna Bhuyan

Folk and Traditional Artiste

Biden Kolita


Rajani Patgiri

Muguriya Sattriya Kathak

Dwijen Ch. Barman

Sattriya Dance















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