Guwahati: Assam chapter of All India Patriotic Forum will remember Karmaveer Nabin Chandra Bardoloi (1875 – 1936) on his death anniversary in a function scheduled for 3 pm on 15 February at Guwahati Press Club. Various speakers will highlight Karmaveer’s different activities as a freedom fighter, political stalwart and patriotic writer.
It may be noted that Bardoloi was born on 30 October at North Guwahati and cleared his early education from Tezpur. He passed BA from Presidency College in 1896 and completed law degree from Ripon College under Calcutta University in 1899.
Bardoloi was associated with the endeavour to establish the Cotton College and Earle Law College in Guwahati. He attended the Nagpur session of the Indian National Congress in 1920. Later he gave up his practices (law) and joined in the freedom movement.
He emerged as a prominent leader from Assam in Mahatma Gandhi’s non-cooperation movement. From 1921 to 1929, Bardoloi was arrested twice and sent to the prison for many months. By 1934, Bardoloi was elected to the Indian Legislative Assembly and bestowed the responsibility of a spokesman for the opposition. Two years later he died on 15 February.
His daughter Nalini Bala Devi, an eminent Assamese author, penned Bardoloi’s biography titled ‘Smritir Tirtha’. The Union government released a commemorative postage stamp during his birth centenary year (1975).
Issued by Manoranjan Goswami, Ajay Dutta, Rupam Barua, Kamal Dutta, Jagadindra Raychoudhury, Kishor Giri, Nava Thakuria, Ujjal Saikia etc for the AIPF Assam chapter.