Every year 'Silpi Divas' is being celebrated all over Assam to mark the death anniversary of the cultural icon and freedom fighter, Jyoti Prasad Agarwala on January 17. Jyoti Prasad Agarwala was the 'Rupkonwar' of Assam who was the first filmmaker, belonging from the Marwar of Rajasthan. His forefather arrived in Assam in 1811 from Rajasthan but he was truly an Assamese from his heart. He has contributed a lot to his birthplace.
He is regarded as the Assamese cultural icon and gained the title of 'Rupkonwar' of the state. He was a notable writer who has constituted in several dramas, films, songs, and poems. He had a creative vision and his words were cherished by lakhs of people that his name is still pinned in everyone's heart.