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Who are the popular personalities from Assam

Popular personalities from Assam

namaskar raaiz, aaji ai article t aami saam aamar Axom r most popular personalities or famous persons of Assam.

Sarbananda Sonowal

Born on: October 30th, 1962

Born at: Chabua Molok Gaon, in the Dibrugarh district of Assam

Parent’s Name: Shri Jibeswar Sonowal and Smt. Dineswari Sonowal

Sarbananda Sonowal is the youngest among 8 children in his family.

Family thaka lora suali r naam right from older to younger: Misto Prasad Sonowal, Girish Sonowal, Duleswar Sonowal, Dalimi Saikia (Sister), Nareswar Sonowal, Rumi Saikia (Sister), Devanada Sonowal, Sarbananda Sonowal

Khagen Mahanta

Mahanta Sir k aami Bihu Samrat of Assam buli u janu.

Birth info: 17 August 1942 in Aamtala Gajala Satra near Jajari Borguri, Nagaon district of Assam.

Parent’s Name: Harendranath Mahanta and Lakshmipriya Devi.

Hiuen-tsang Or Hiuwen Chang

Hiuen-Tsang popularly known as Hiuen Sang was a Chinese pilgrim-scholar and traveler who came to study at Nalanda University visted Kamarupa (Formarly Assam was known as Kamarupa) during the region of king Kumar Bhaskara Varman. Kumar Bhaskara Varman(600–650 A.D.) was the last and most illustrious of the Varman dynasty rulers of the Kamarupa Kingdom.

Tarun Gogoi

Tarun Gogoi was the most successful chief minister of Assam who served as the Chief Minister of Assam since 2001 for three consecutive terms. He was born in 1st Apr 1936 into a Ahom family in Jorhat district. His father was Dr. Kamaleswar Gogoi and mother Usha Gogoi. He is a member of the Indian National Congress and served six terms as a Member of Parliament (MP) from the Lok Sabha from Kaliabor, Nagoan since 1991.

Vaishnav Pandit Sonaram Chutia

Commonly popular as Vaishnav Pandit in Assam, Sonaram Chutia was born in 8th June, 1915 in Bamkukurachowa Gaon, Kakojan of present Jorhat district Assam. His father was Jagiram Chutia and mother was Fuleswari Chutia. He was the chief adviser of Srimanta Sankardev Sangha. A Gandhian in life, Chutia was a Class X student when he saw Gandhiji for the first time, and met him personally later in Maharashtra.

Imran Shah
Popularly known as Nawab Imran Shah, eminent litterateur Imran Shah was born in 23 November 1933, Sivasagar, Assam. His father was Muhammad Shah and maother Mariam Nessa. He was the 11th child of his father. For his writing he is also known as Kothahilpi Imran Shah.

Piyoli Phukan
Piyoli Phukan, in fact, is a unique character in the story of India’s freedom struggle. He was the son of the infamous Badan Borphukan who brought in army troops from Myanmar to dethrone the Ahom king in the 18th century. It was this move by Borphukan that paved the way to British rule in Assam.

Pratima Pandey
Pratima Pandey or Pratima Barua Pandey was a popular folk singer from the royal family of Gauripur in Western Assam’s Dhubri district. She was one of the greatest folk artists that Assam has ever produced, is an interesting phenomenon. She not only helped the revival and consolidation of a folk form facing impending oblivion, but also became the subject of a vibrant contemporary folklore of the times. Her life reflects the var…

Dr. Bhabendra Nath Saikia
Winner of Sahitya Academy award & Padma Shri, novelist, student of science, researcher, physicist, editor, short story writer and film director from Assam Dr. Bhabendra Nath Saikia was born on February 20, 1932 at Fouzdaripatti, a well-known area within the Nagaon town. He had a PhD in Nuclear Physics from the University of London and later taught at Gauhati University. He won many literary awards, including Sahitya Academy (1…

Dr. Maheswar Neog
Multifaceted personality Professor Maheswar Neog was born in the village Kamarphadiya on the bank of river Dikhow in Sivasagar on September 7, 1915. His father was Manik Chandra Neog and mother Chandra Probha Neog. He started his education in Kamarfadia L.P school and passed Matriculation with letters in four subjects and star marks. He completed B.A from Cotton college with Assamese honours in 1939 and M.A in Modern Indian L…

Kalaguru Bishnu Prasad Rabha

Born in Dhaka on 31 January 1909 Bishnu Prasad Rabha is one of the pioneers of Assamese music and art. A doyen of the Arts, he is popularly known as Kala Guru among assamese peoples. He was a multifaceted artist and revolutionary singer of Assam. His music, today, is known as ‘Bishnu Rabha Sangeet’.

Hiren Bhattacharya

Popularly known as Hiru Da among assamese, poet (Sugandhi pokhilar kobi) Hiren Bhattacharya was born in Jorhat district at Assam in the year 1932. His father was Late Tirthanath Bhattacharyya who was a jailer and mother was Late Snehalata Bhattacharyya. He was one of the welknown poets in Assamese language. He has innumerable publications in Assamese and achieved many prizes and accolades for his poetry. Prem aru Rodalir Kobi …

Dr Mamoni Raisom Goswami

Indira Goswami (14 November 1942-29 November 2011) also known as Mamoni Raisom Goswami and among assamese popularly known as Mamoni Baideo was an great Assamese editor, poet, professor, scholar and writer. The Jnanpith award winning Assamese litterateur Indira Raisom Goswami was born Indira Goswami to a Brahmin family in Guwahati, Assam. Her father is Umakanta Goswami and mother is Ambika Devi. She studied her primary school i…

Syed Abdul Malik
Syed Abdul was one of the most widely known and popular writers in Assamese literature. Syed Abdul Malik was born in 15th January 1919 at Naharani Village of Golaghat district. His Father Syed Rahmat Ali and mother Syeda Lutfun Nissa. Syed Abdul Malik took to fiction writing at an early age. His first novel, La Sa Gu, was published in series in a monthly magazine Banhi in 1945-46.

Jayanta Hazarika
Jayanta Hazarika who introduced several western instruments in assamese music was born in September 20, 1943. He was a singer, songwriter, composer, music director in assamese music. He was youngest of six children of Nilakanta Hazarika & Smt. Shantipriya Hazarika,the eldest among them is Dr. Bhupen Hazarika. He was popularly known as Rana, his family produced several gifted musicians/ artists of Assamese music

Aideu Handique
Aideu Handique or Aideu Nilambar Handique also known as first assamese film(Joymati) actress was born in 1915 into a poor family in Panidihingia,Golaghat Assam. She starred in the film Joymati (1935) which was Directed & Produced by Jyotiprasad Agarwala and Written by Lakshminath Bezbaruah.

Kanaklata Barua
Swaheed Kanaklata Barua was one of the leader in Assamese women in Indian independence movement. She was from Barangabari under Gohpur police station in the district of Sonitpur (previously Darrang). She was gunned down by the British armed Police along with Mukunda Kakati in front of Gohpur Ploice Station in 20 September1942.

Lachit Borphukan, The Hero Of Saraighat Battle

Lachit Borphukan was an army general from Assam, India. He is remembered for his extraordinary victory against the Mughal army of Aurangzeb headed by Ram Singh in the Battle of Saraighat. Like Shivaji Lachit Borphukan also fought relentlessly to curb the expansion of the Mughal Empire in Assam. Lachit Borphukan was the commander in the Battle of Saraighat which was fought in 1671 between the Mughals and the Ahom Kingdom on the…

Padmanath Gohain Baruah
The first president of Asom Sahitya Sabha held in Sivasagar in 1917 Padmanath Gohain Baruah was born in 24 October, 1871, North Lakhimpur. From childhood he was very bright and also interested in multiple fields. Padmanath Gohain Barooah was the founder-secretary of the historical Baan Stage, at Tezpur in central Assam.

Laxminath Bezbarua
Laxminath Bezbarua the author of Assamese journal Jonaki (1889), which begins the period of modern assamese literature. Thus began the Jonaki period of Assamese literature. Laxminath Bezbaruah popularly known as Rasaraj(Some people says Roxoraj) or ‘The King of Humour’ born in November 1868.

Anandaram Dhekial Phukan
Born in 24 Sepetember,1829 at Guwahati in the famous “Dhekial Phukan” family Anandaram Dhekial Phukan(1829-1859) lived only 30 years but in his short time he was one of the pioneers of Assamese literature in the Arunodoi era who joined in the literary revolution initiated by Missionaries with his heart and soul. Anandaram Dhekial Phukan regenerates assamese literature.

Rupkonwar Jyoti Prasad Agarwala
Jyoti Prasad Agarwala, the first film maker of Assam who is belonged to Marwar of Rajasthan did so much for his birthplace Assam that there are hardly few other names in Assam which come close to his level. He is no one but Jyoti Prasad Agrawala. Jyoti Prasad Agarwala was a true Assamese in heart. He is the “Rupkonwar” of Assam. Forefather of Rupkonwar who hed came to Assam from rajasthan in the year 1811.

Kushal Konwar Or Swahid Kushal Konwar Or Martyr Kushal Konwar

Kushal Konwar only martyr in the country who was hanged during the Quit India Movement of 1942. Assam had played a significant role in the Indian freedom struggle. Many sons of Assam did her proud by sacrificing life for the cause of the country. Among them all, Kushal Konwar stands out as a bright star of India.

Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi
Gopinath Bordoloi a leading Indian independence activist and the first Chief Minister of Assam was born on 6 June 1890 at Raha. His father Budheswar Bordoloi was in the Government medical service in a junior cadre. His mother Praneswari Devi died when Gopinath was only 12. He was a follower of the Gandhian principle of non violence as a political tool. Due to his unselfish dedication towards Assam and its people, the then Gove…

Dr. Bhupen Hazarika
Bhupen Hazarika born in 8th September 1926 is an Indian singer, composer, lyricist, music director, and filmmaker from Assam, a state in the north-eastern part of India. A multifaceted genius, he is a good poet, music composer, singer, actor, journalist, author and film-maker of the very highest repute. He is the only living pioneer of Assam.s film industry in the Northeast,

Tarun Ram Phookan Or Deshbhakta Tarun Ram Phukan
Tarun Ram Phookan, polpularly known as Deshbhakta (Dexbhakta) in assam, was born in Guwahati in Kamrup District of Assam on January 22, 1877 and breathed his last on July 28, 1939.

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