Guwahati: National-award-winning music director Sher Choudhury died at the B Barooah Cancer Hospital here today after prolonged illness.
Choudhury (71), suffering from cancer since last year, was a bachelor.
Choudhury received national award for best music director for the Gautam Bora directed film `Wosobipo`
His first film as music director was `Prothom Ragini`, directed by late Dhiru Bhuyan, for which he received an award from EIMPA. He was also chief assistant director and art director of that film.
Choudhury had also composed music for Sanjib Hazarika`s national-award winning film `Halodhar`.
He gave music for award-winning films like `Mimangsha`, `I Killed Him Sir`, `Raag Birag`, `Adajyo`, `Rongbin`, `Chakrabehu`, `Nissihido Nodi`, `Ahir-Bhairav` and `Dwaar-The Voyage Out`.
Choudhury won best music director award for `Raag Birag`, Adajyo` and `Nishiddho Nodi` in Assam.
He composed music for several documentary films and directed the documentary `Sound of the dying Colours` which won the best promotional national film award.
An excellent mandolin player, Choudhury was closely associated with Bhupen Hazarika.