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Various famous peoples Of Assam

Assam has been made by the contributions of several people who have made their inputs in various ages. Assam has been enlightened by the presence of these people since its birth. All of them contributing in various spheres of life have been of great importance to the Assamese Society, Culture, Education etc. Their lives have inspired a whole generation of Assamese and continue to inspire Assamese and others all around the world.

Khagen Mahanta
Khagen Mahanta
Populrly known as Bihu Samrat of Assam (King of Assamese Bihu Songs) Khagen Mahanta the notable person in assamese folk music was born in 17 August 1942 in Aamtala Gajala Satra (Satras are Mahapuruxiya monasteries established by the great Bhakti Saints Mahapurusha Srimanta) near Jajari Borguri, Nagaon district of Assam. His father was Harendranath Mahanta and mother Lakshmipriya Devi.
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Hiuen-tsang Or Hiuwen Chang
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.
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Tarun Gogoi
Tarun Gogoi
Tarun Gogoi the most successfull 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.
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Vaishnav Pandit Sonaram Chutia
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.
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Imran Shah
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.
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Piyoli Phukan
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.
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Pratima Pandey
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...
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Dr. Bhabendra Nath Saikia
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...
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Dr. Maheswar Neog
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...
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Nalinibala Devi Or Padmashree Nalini Bala Devi
Nalinibala Devi Or Padmashree Nalini Bala Devi
Daughter of famous Indian freedom movement activist and writer Karmaveer Nabin Chandra Bordoloi, Nalini Bala Devi was born in Guwahati in 1898 was best known female poet of her era. She was a noted Indian writer and poet of Assamese literature, known for nationalistic as well as mystical poetry. She was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 1957 for her contribution to literature, and 1968 she won the Sah...
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