A genius from Assam, Anundoram Borooah


Mr. Anundoram Borooah, B.A., I.C.S., Barrister-at-Law belonged to the well-known Majindar Borooah family of Assam. Mr. Borooah was a fine flower of western culture. He is the glory of the Assamese though has been an great example and an inspiration to thousands of the Youth of Assam. Complete Biography and carrier is described below.

Biography of Anundoram Borooah:

Anundoram Borooah

Anundoram Borooah, was born on May 21, 1850 in North Guwahati. Anundoram, a great scholar of Assam had completed his schooling from the Guwahati Government Seminary which is now known as the Cotton Collegiate School. He then passed the Entrance Examination of Calcutta University in 1864 and then admitted in the Presidency College.

Mr.Anundoram had the goal to join I.C.S. and for this he had to secure Gilchrist scholarship, which would make elligible him to proceed to England for preparing the entrance test for I.C.S. examination. He had completed his graduation in 1869 and secure a top rank in the list for selecting candidates for studies in England. After that Anundoram arrived in England in the year of 1869.

In 1872, Mr. Anundoram was selected for the Indian Civil Service. He had an incredible carrier as the first Assamese and fifth Indian to join the Indian Civil Service. Moreover He was also the first Indian Civilian to be appointed as a District Magistrate. One quality feature of his carrier shows Anundoram's eminent Oriental Sanskrit Scholarship. From the foundation He made his career as a magistrate in Sibsagar andlater was transferred to undivided Bengal where he later became the first Indian District Magistrate in Noakhali District.

Anundoram had published many important and rare Sanskrit classics including Mahavircharita, Saraswatikanthabharna and Namalinganusasana. Sir Gooroodass was the first Indian Vice-Chancellor of Calcutta University , Mathemetics teacher of Anundoram in Presidency College.

One of the great work made by Anundoram that compilation of English Sanskrit Dictionary during the period of 1873-74 and completed this in 1877. For having mastered Amarkosa at an early age of fourteen, Anundoram also known as Assamese Amarsingha.

Anundoram took his last breath on the 19th of January, 1889 at an early age of 39 at the home of his lifelong friend Sir Taraknath Palit in Kolkata. His life was an completle heart-full dedication and hard work for the society. Undoubtedly, He was one of the finest civil servants and a great scholar that an glory of Assam.


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