Jatin Goswami (1933-present)

Jatin Goswami is a renowned Satriya dancer from Assam. He is a popular personality and has won a number of awards for his work relating to the development of Satriya dance.

Life and Career of Jatin Goswami:

Jatin GoswamiJatin Goswami was born in the year 1933 in Dergaon in Upper Assam. Jatin Goswami started his first lesson of Satriya dance in his home under the guidance of his father. 

Later on, he did his training in dance and music on the Vaishnava Satras by eminent gurus like Dharanidhar Goswami, Bishnu Prasad Rabha, Maniram Dutta Muktiyar and Late Roseswar Saikia Borbayan. 

He is a distinguished teacher and a performer of Satriya dance and music. Since the year 1960, he has worked consistently for the propagation and development of Satriya dance. 

He has also started a dance troupe for the promotion and development of the Satriya dance form. The dance troupe titled Pragati Kala Parishad was started in the year 1962 in association with the Kalaguru Bishnu Prasad Rabha and Roseswar Saikia Borbayan.

Awards and Recognitions of Jatin Goswami:

Jatin Goswami is the recipient of many referral and titles. He was awarded the Nritya Acharya Samman by the Sankari Sangeet Vidyapeeth in the year 1999, the Sangeet Natak Akademi by the Indian Government in the year 2004, the Bharatiyam Sanman award in 2004, Sangeet Jyoti Award in the year 2005 and Nritya Siromoni award by the Assam Satra Mahasabha in the year 2007. 

He was also awarded other titles like Silpi Divas award in the year 1994, Assam Natya Samiti Mobile Theatre Award for the year 1995-96, Best Dance Director Award by the Assam Government in the year 1997, Chandra Kanta Hiraprobha Award in the year 2002, the Assam Natya Sanmilon Award in 2005, Wiseman International Award in 2008, the Nritya Kala Ratna Avtar Award in 2009 and the Leo Expo Award in the year 2010.  

He was also awarded the Padma Shri Award in the year 2008 for his extensive creative work and his contribution to Satriya dance and music.

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