Padma BhushanPadma Puran

Padma Nath Gohain Baruah (English) [ IPA: Padma Nath Gohain Baruah ASM: পদ্ম নাথ গোহাই বৰুৱা]
Contributed by: Bikram M Baruah on 2009-03-11
1. (Proper Noun-Masculine) The first president of Axom Xahitya Xabha and a prominent name in the early part of modern Assamese literature. A pioneer in nationalist movement in Assam his immense contributions to the domain of Assamese language and literature made him one of the greatest persons of 20th century Assam. Considering his towering personality and profound knowledge he is regarded as the Pitamaha (great grandfather) in Assamese literary world. In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the Assamese literature and society, the British government gave him Raibahadur title, a rare honour conferred for the first time to an Assamese person. He was also the first literary pensioner of Assam. -