Hem Barua

(22 April 1915 – 9 April 1977 / Tezpur, Assam / India)

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Hem Barua (Assamese: হেম বৰুৱা; also known as Sonaram Chand or Hemchandra Baruah) was a prominent Assamese poet and politician from Assam.

Early Life

Born on the 22 April 1915, at Tezpur, Hem Barua obtained his M.A. degree from Calcutta University in 1938 and joined the J.B. College, Jorhat, in 1941 as lecturer in Assamese and English. He left it next year during the Quit India Movement and was imprisoned in 1943. On his release, he joined the B. Barua College, Guwahati, and later became its Principal.

Literary Career

Hem Barua was the author of several books. He became the President of the Assam Sahitya Sabha in its annual session held at ... more »

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