Name: Nituparna Rajbongshi;
Hometown: Sorbhog, Assam, India
Brief Bio: Associated with cartooning since 1997. Cartoons published in various vernacular magazines and newspapers like Abikal, Chichingfank, Padakhyap, Dundubhi, Asomiya Janamat, Janambhumi, Asombani, Dainik Asam, Ajir Asom, Sangbad Lahari, Asomiya Khabor, Gnrc Swasthya, Doordarshan (Ne), Mahekiya Anubhuti, Mukuta, Xofura, Bajalir Batori, Asomiya Praditin, Sadin, The Sentinel(Hindi), Amar Asom, Janasadharan, www.nezine.com, www.voiceofassam.com, www.indigenousherald.com, www.newsblaze.com www.countercurrents.org, www.theepochtimes.com, www.thehoot.org and many other web magazines and portals.
First solo cartoon exhibition held in State Art Gallery, Guwahati,Assam, in 2007, which was inaugurated by eminent writer Mamoni Roysom Goswami. Started the first ever mobile cartoon exhibition in assam and north east since 2007-2008 under the aegis of Aaranyak. Since then, more than 10 exhibitions held in different parts of Assam including Pagladiya Kala Bithika, Cotton College, Pathasala, Golaghat, Tezpur, Bongaigaon etc. First cartoon collection entitled AARCHI(The Mirror) Published in 2010 by Jyoti Prakashan, Guwahati, Assam. His latest work ‘Rekhare Kathare’ is a collection of poems composed by six eminent poets of assam viz Sameer Tanti, Nilim Kumar, Sourabh Saikia, Pankaj Gobinda Medhi, Pranab Kr. Barman and Jogen Tide based on his thirty cartoons. Published by Rekha Prakashan, Guwahati this book has the cover page with cartoon drawn by Assam’s first political cartoonist and noted film-maker Pulak Gogoi. He has also conducted several workshops on cartooning in several parts of the state.
Although a political cartoonist, Nituparna Rajbongshi also draws cartoons on various other subjects like anti superstition, wildlife, environmental, socio-economic and cultural issues. He is presently contributing as a freelance cartoonist in various vernacular newspapers, magazines and web megazins and through his website https://cartoonistnituparna.org/
Apart from cartooning, Nituparna Rajbongshi also worked as a reporting journalist and writer. As a journalist, his area of interest includes legal issues, investigative journalism on anti-superstition, environmental, human rights and socio-economic issues.
Awards & Fellowships: 1. GNRC Media Fellowship for the year 2012. His chosen subject was Health Care of the poor in the North East.
2. JUGASHANKHA JOURNALISM AWARD (political category) 2013.
3. North-East Leadership Award (Cartoon) 2016.
He believes that cartoons are the voice of the common people and punches the evils of the society.