1. Year of Birth : 2nd August 1933
  2. Place of Birth : Adhar Sattra, Dergaon, Assam
  3. Father’s Name : Late Dharanidhar Dev Goswami
  4. Mother’s Name : Late Chandraprova Devi
  5. Present Address : Ananda Nagar, Bylane No 1
Noonmati, Guwahati-20 (Assam)
  6. Award    
    i. Padmashri -2008
ii. Sangeet Natak Akademi Award-2004
iii. Bharatiyam Samman-E.Z.C.C. Dept. of Tourism and culture, Govt. of India.
iv. Best Dance Director Award- Govt of Assam 1997-98
v. Silpi Divas Award- 1994
vi. Sangeet Jyoti Award-2004
vii. Assam Natya Sanmilon Award- 1997
viii. Hiraprova-Chandrakanta Award-2006
ix. Nritya-Charya by Sankari Sangeet Vidyapith
x. Nritya Siromoni-by Asom Sattra Mohasobha
xi. Leo-Expo Award-2010
xii. Sankaracharya Avatar Award-2010
xiii. Anand Mohan Bhagawati Nartan Award -2012
xiv. Bhabendra Nath Saikia Mobile Theatre Award -2013
  7. Felicitation
    i. Asom Sahitya Sabha -1992
ii. Asom Sattra Mohasabha – 1994
iii. Assam Natya Sanmilon – 2004
iv. Mitali Kala Kendra – 2005
v. Asom Lekhika Somaroh – 2002
vi. All Assam Students Union – 2005
vii. Sangeet Sattra (Silver Jubilee) – 1995
  8. Performances
    i. First Sattriya Dance at Delhi Doordarshan – 1960
ii. Oriental Conference at Guwahati – 1963
iii. Rukmini Haran Ankia Naat at Assam Sangeet Sanmilan – 1964
iv. Performed Sattriya Dance in Nepali in 1975
v. Dweep Mohotsav at Andaman & Nicobar Island – 1999
vi. International Trade Fair – 1999/2000
vii. National Museum, Delhi – 1999
viii. Sarnotsav Sangeet Natak Akademi (Lakhnow & Chandigarh) – 2001
ix. Khajuraho Dance Festival – 2002
x. India Habitat Centre – 2002
xi. Traditional Drama Festival – 2002 organized by Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi.
xii. Kalagram Festival in Chandigarh – 2003
xiii. Ram Lila Festival, Ayodhya – 2004
xiv. Traditional Drama Festival – Bhubaneswar and Nagpur.
xv. Performed Sattriya Dance in New Delhi – 2005 (Sangeet Natak Akademi Award Festival)
xvi. Sattriya performance at Parliament Bhawan-2006
Member: General Council, Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi,
Expert Committee – I.C.C.R.
North East Zonel Cultural Centre
Central Audition Board (Sattriya) Doordarshan
  9. Practical Examiner : (Sattriya Dance) Guwahati and Dibrugarh University.
Book released : (a) Maati Akhora
(b) Nritya Paribhasik Sabda and Sangya
(c) Jhumura Nach – Nadu Bhangee
(d) Nrityar Sikshya
(e) Nrityar Prathamik Hasta Parichaya
(f) More than Hundred Dance Dramas for Mobile Theatre Groups.


Basic Cultural Education of Sri Goswami started first at home Sattra (Adhar Sattra) under the guidance and direction of his father who was also one of the great Sattriya artists of that time. He learned Sattriya Dance under the guidance of the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award winners, Late Maniram Dutta Muktiar and Late Roseswar Saikia Bayan hailed from Sri Sri Kamalabari Sattra. Shri Goswami became well trained up in the multi coloured Assamese Folk Songs and Dances and Ankia Naat (Bhaona) under the guidance of Kalaguru Bishnu Prasad Rabha. After his relentless endeavour a cultural organization “Pragjyoti Kala Parishad” came into being. Through his organization Shri Goswami visited every Sattra and Namghar of Assam and gathered a number of practical knowledge’s about the Sattriya Dances and Dramas. He visited different parts of the country performing the Sattriya Dances and Dramas. In abroad, especially in Nepal his performances were highly acclaimed.

He performed the unique Sattriya Cultural items in the prominent sessions of different prestigious organizations like Assam Sahitya Sabha, Assam Sangeet NatakAkademi, Asom Sangeet Sanmilon etc. The Ankia Naat “Rukmini Haran” was staged under his direction to the best satisfaction of the audience and critics in the session of the Indian Oriental Conference. He first presented Ankia Naat in Modern Stage. He is the first & only person to form mobile cultural groups of performance of Sattriya Dance and Ankia Naat Bhaonas. He also has been imparting training of Sattriya Dance to the prominent Mobile Theatre groups so as to propagate and channelize the sattriya Dance and Drama on scientific basis by bringing them out from the waterlight compartment of four walls of Sattras. Sri Goswami has got a number of students outside and inside Assam and most of them are now famous. Now Sri Goswami is engaging himself in conducting trainings and workshops of Sattriya Dances and Drama in different parts of Assam. The Sangeet Natak Akademi, Govt. of India selected Sri Goswami as a member for its General council 1999. Now he is the founder director of Sattriya Akademi, Guwahati.

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