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Passionate artist Sunil Kumar Sinha


By RK Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi

Sunil Kumar Sinha, a multi-talented artist based in Guwahati has been adding vibrancy and vitality since many decades, to the land of Assam through the power of his creativity.

As a former student of Sir J.J. Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai, Sunil has something to proud about, it is his association with the institute from where many notable personalities of the country had been shaped. Raj Kamble, the first Indian who got nominated in British Design and Art Directors (D&AD) and a first Indian to win prestigious One Show Gold Pencil; Arun Kolatkar, poet; Nana Patekar, Indian actor and filmmaker; Raj Thakare, politician and social worker; Vikas Sabnis, illustrator and caricature artist, are few of the names who passed out from the Institute and made history in their own sphere.

Getting into the precincts of J.J. Institute of Applied Art and learning the nuances of art, was a dream came true for Sunil Kumar Sinha, born in a village Katabari of Karimganj District, Assam. In the year 1987 he completed the B.F.A from the institute under the supervision of faculty like Prof. S. Palsikar, Tirodkar, Rajadhyaksha, Mrs. Karande, Nagvekar, Shetge, Jatkar, Dixit, Deshpande, Nibre, Kale, Machave, Saynekar, Dandekar, Sathaye, Murti and Dr.G.M.Rege.

After the completion of his education and training, Sunil felt an inner urge to express himself and test his ability on the practical ground of the world of art. He didn’t bind himself to a particular form of art. Like a true artist he experimented with different forms of art, whether it is painting, photography, poster design, advertising or cinema. He contributed immensely for the enrichment of art and culture of Assam and entire Northeast.

Sunil Kumar Sinha assisted Mohan Ghosh in the casting work for the first Khasi film “Manik Raitang”. His also assisted the poster design of the first Bodo film Alearan.

Jahnu Barua

The year 1988 was a successful year for the artist. He was associated with the legendary filmmaker Jahnu Barua’s “Halodhia Choraye Baodhan Khai”, as a Title Script and name casting. The film bagged the National Film Award for Best Film in 1988; and it also won multiple awards at the Locarno International Film Festival in 1988. He assisted the filmmaker again in the year 1990 in the production of the film Bonani. The film bagged the Best Film on Environment in the National Film Awards for the year 1990. He was responsible for the Title Script and name casting in the film. Sunil Kumar Sinha also worked with many other Assamese film directors and producers like Dip K (for Oh Chenai) and Hiranya Kr. Barman (for Samadan).

In addition to cinema, his inimitable dexterity is also found expression in the literary field. Sunil worked with many publications of the Assamese, Bishnupriya Manipuri and Bengali languages. He published “Amar Atalji”, a biography of Atal Behari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister of India, in the Assamese language. He published the first pictorial story of Sri Sri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur in the year 2003.

Sunil Kumar Sinha, is a true artist who has no boundaries and limitations to bind him and his creativeness. The artist is adding colours in the colourful land of Assam in real sense.

To know more about Sunil Kumar Sinha, visit the blog created and designed by Pratibha Sinha, Guwahati.

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    1. Dear Rishi,
      Its very nice to see worldwide from your web about Sunilda. Thank u for bringing Sunilda feature into limelight. Though most of the Bishnupriya Manipuris know about Sunilda but not in a descriptive manner. You have done the right job in a very disciplined manner. Our Society should know in any way about the intelligent persons of our society either by web or by newspapers etc. We have to show our existence worldwide.
      Thank u very much again,
      Sanjib Sinha, Kahilipara, Guwahati.

    2. "Bravo! Sunil, bravo! you deserve accolade from every one of us, whether friends or critics."

      I know him from the beginning of eighties,when he came here in so called Bombay to study in J.J.of Arts.He had taken lots of pain to complete his course.There were no proper study materials available to him, even a chair and a table.I had seen him from a very close quarters.He could have jioned in a good firm here in Mumbai after completion of the course; but his determination was to do something of his own in Guwahati.His fame came after a long twenty two years.He is a very calm and quiet person, good story teller and recently he had given a precise account on late Michael jackson in Nuwa Ela.Really it was a mouth watering article, I say.

    3. Dear Rishikesh,

      I am grateful to you for bringing out Sunil Sinha's profile information on the site in a most excellent and appreciable way to read on with more additional informations giving details and describing his major works.

      I also convey the heartiest thanks message of Shri Sunil Sinha for you to write on him and introducing his personal blog through your site among the readers.

      I would like to share my most honest feelings here that I have taken about more than 3 months time to complete in designing the blog, collecting and uploading of informations about Shri Sunil(uncle). Whatever informations I have been able to collect and upload is about 60-70% of his works done. Remaining are still under collection and going to upload gradually.

      I have enjoyed a very nice time and the most inspiring experience while working on this most exciting project I have ever done yet on any other projects. I have learned a lot while designing the blog of Shri Sunil(uncle). I am very pleased to get the opportunity to work on such intellectual personality and that's also from our Bishnupriya Manipuri Community.

      I am very much inspired from him and his works. I hope Shri Sunil Sinha will be an ideal personality of inspirations and encouragement for the ambitious & active youngsters with creative thoughts.

      With best wishes to Sunil uncle.

      Pratibha sinha
      Guwahati, Assam


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