Nilpawan Baruah was once born on 1 June 1936 in Tamulisinga village close to Teok in Jorhat district. His father was once Binanda Chandra Barua, referred to as ‘Dhwani Kabi’, and his mom was once Lavanya Prabha Barua.
After passing the highschool exam after a number of instances showing, Nilpawan Baruah didn’t pursue school training to be aware of agriculture and social paintings. Impressed via a e-book via Pramathnath Basu, he determined to review at Santiniketan and got here to Calcutta. He to start with sought after to review agriculture, however changed into drawn to portray after seeing the art work and instructing categories at Santiniketan and studied portray.
Nilpawan Baruah joined Santiniketan in 1961 and took longer than it took to finish his bachelor’s level. After finishing his portray research at SantiNiketan, he studied glazed pottery at Sri Niketan. Later, he additionally studied portray at Garhi Studios in New Delhi.
In 1966, Nilpawan Baruah got here to Assam from Calcutta and joined the Guwahati Artwork Faculty as a instructor on the request of his father.
Nilpawan Baruah has created a unique taste via portray miniature art work on Charminar cigarette bins and matchboxes. He began portray cigarette bins within the Nineteen Sixties and Seventies and was once a heavy smoker on the time.
He was once the partner of overdue Dipali Barthakur, a famend singer of Assam. Singer Dipali Barthakur suffered from motor neurone illness and misplaced her talent to sing and needed to lodge to a wheelchair to transport round. In 1976, he married Dipali Barthakur. After her marriage, Baruah took care of Dipali Barthakur till her loss of life.