Botanist Dr Biren Brahma no more
Kokrajhar: Botanist, Academician and retired prof of Kokrajhar Government College Dr. Biren Brahma expired today after a prolong illness at Lower Assam Hospital in Bongaigaon. A diabetes patient, Br Brahma was admitted to the hospital three days back.
He was in his 73 and leaves behind his wife, a daughter, and host of well wishers.
He retired as Prof of Kokrajhar Government College in 2005 and continue working as Academician in his various capacity. He was among the founder of Kokrajhar Science College. He also contributed as guest faculty of Bodoland university in the department of Botany. As academician,researcher and botanist his contribution to society is immense. He was the Pioneer in ethnobotanical research of Boro tribal medicinal system.
Brahma was also a gifted singer and has audio cassettes to his credit.
His body was first taken to Bodoland university and later to Kokrajhar Government College. His last rite was performed later in the afternoon.
4 Aug 2007 - 5:25pm | editor
"Ajan Fakir Saheb", a new Assamese Film is to be released in Mumbai shortly. The film is directed by Ashif Ikbal Hussain. It is a period film based on the life of the great Ajan Fakir who came from Baghdad originally. The film portrays the social, political and economical life in earlier times. The most noteworthy aspect of the film is that it has tried to focus not only on the religious and communal harmony existing at that time but has also tried to show the work culture that was prevalent in Assam at that time.
Ajan Fakir is being portrayed by the great Actor, Bishnu Khagaria. Khargaria is very happy to be portraying the role of the Ajan Fakir. He has said that this is a very unusual character that he is playing and he has worked hard to get into the soul of the character. Jayanta Bhagawati plays the role of a “Moulobi.” Both of them had to learn things like offering “namaj” besides learning some words of Urdu and Arabic to play the characters effectively.
The film has been presented by Samanya films from Tihu and produced by Bani Kalita. Dialogues for the film have been written by Prabhat Goswami while Photography is by Paresh Baruah. The main music direction is by Dhijen Konwar. The music director of the Jikir is Hapeja Begar Chodhury. There is a lot of variety in the music viz. jikir, bihu, naam etc. Sound is by Tauhidur Rahman and the dubbing will be done at Jyoti Chitraban by Deepak Dutta.
Arun Lochan Das
21 Apr 2018 - 4:04pm | Akshaya Pranab Kalita
Namrup: Rebel elements still keep unleashing terror in many parts in the form of extortion apart from recruitment drive even in the festive season.
Army and police apprehended an ULFA(I) rebel during a joint operation in Sivasagar district on Saturday who was said to have been carrying extortion and recruitment on behalf of the rebel outfit.
Acting on a tip off army jawans from Maibela and Joysagar along with police launched a joint crackdown in Bokota near Nemuguri where, the rebel identified as Navadeep Chetia was arrested.
Then Nemuguri police took him into their custody after a pistol, two rounds of bullets were seized from his possession.
4 Oct 2014 - 10:06pm | AT News
Chief minister Tarun Gagoi unveiled the jersey and team of Northeast United at a brief function in Guwahati on Saturday.
Composed by renowned singer Angarag Mahanta, the team also released its tune in the same function in presence of John Abraham.