Radha Govinda Baruah

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Radha Govinda Baruah
Born (1900-10-17)October 17, 1900
Died July 15, 1977(1977-07-15) (aged 76)
Nationality Indian
Ethnicity Assamese
Citizenship Indian
Known for Eminent sports enthusiast and social worker from Assam.First Mayor of Guwahati. Started the Guwahati Tea Auction Center. The Nehru Stadium at Guwahati was built under his leadership. The entire Stadium Complex is now named R.G.Baruah Sports Complex
Religion Hindu (Assamese Brahmin)
Children Tulshi Govinda Baruah
Prafulla Govinda Baruah
Pradip Baruah
(L) Parul Phukan
(L) Bela Sarma
Renu Sarma
Beenu Sharma
Awards Honoured with a postage stamp.

Radha Govinda Baruah (17 October[1] 1900[1][2] – 15 July[3][4] 1977[2][3][4]) is the founder of The Assam Tribune, a group of news papers. He founded the Assam Tribune in 1939.[5] He was a sports enthusiast,[2] who was president of the Assam Cricket Association for over a decade.[4] He is also noted for his contributions to the society and culture of Assam.[2][4][5] He is called "the architect of modern Assam"[2][6] for his being "instrumental in realising the educational needs" of the Assamese people.[6] Radha Govinda Baruah College (or R G Baruah College) in Guwahati is named after him. He is called the "Lion Man". [6] In 2000, he was honoured with a postage stamp, part of a series of "Great Leaders : Social and Political" along with Jaglal Choudhary, Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, and Diwan Bahadur R. Srinivasan.[5]