Life & Works

Father: Dinanath Bezbaroa
Mother: Thaneswari Devi

1864: Born in a boat on the Brahmaputra river, near the village of Ahataguri in Assam while his father Dinanath Bezbaroa, who was a judicial officer in Assam Government Service, was going down the Brahmaputra on a transfer order from Nowgong to Barpeta.

1886: Passed Entrance Examination (University of Calcutta) from Sivasagar Government High School.

1888: Passed First Arts Examination (FA Exam) from City College, Calcutta. The Asamiya Bhashar Unnati Sadhini Sabha was founded in Calcutta with Chandrakumar Agarwala and Hemchandra Goswami, with the monthly journal, Jonaki.

1890: Passed Bachelor of Arts Examination from General Assembly's Institution.

1891, March 11: Married Prajnasundari Devi. Four daughters were born, Surabhi (born June 1895, and died when she was five), Aruna (married to Satyavrata Mookherjee), Ratna (Married to Rohinikanta Barooa) and Dipika (became a Christian nun).

1899: Took up timber trade with Bholanath Barooah.

1910-1935: Brought out the 'Banhi' under his own editorship.

1916: Presided over the Assam Students' Conference at Gauhati.

1924: Presided over the Assam Literary Conference at Gauhati.

1931, December 29: 'Rasaraj' title to Lakshminath Bezbaroa by Asam Sahitya Sabha (1931, Sivasagar session). In the felicitation letter by Asam Sahitya Sabha , the word 'Sahityarathi' was used for the first time for Bezbaroa.

1933: Delivered a speech on 'Vaishnavism in Assam' in Baroda at the invitation of the Maharaja Gaekwad Sir Sayaji Rao.

1937, August: Returned to Assam.

1938, March 26: Passed away at Dibrugarh, Assam


Important Publications of Lakshminath Bezbaroa



Collection of Folk-tales:


Satirical Essays:

English Books:

Biographical Works:

Other Writings: