18 December 1885|
Raipara, Barpeta, Assam
|Died||2 January 1967(aged 81)|
|Notable awards||Sahitya Akademi Award(1965)|
Ambikagiri Raichoudhury was a poet, playwright and patriot all rolled in one. He took part in the Independence Movement for India and was imprisoned by the British for the same. He was the founder of "Axom Xongrikhini Xobhaa" (Assam Preservation Council) and "Axom Jaatiyo Mohaaxobhaa" (Assam National Congress).
Ambikagiri Raichoudhury's works include "Tumi", "Kaabyo", "Aahuti", "Joydroth Bodh", "Binaa", "Onubhuti", "Bondoo Ki Sondere", and "Bedonaar Ulkaa". He was also the editor of "Setonaa" and "Dekaa Oxom", two Assamese magazines. Ambikagiri Raichoudhury is known as "Assam Kesari" (The lion of Assam) because of his firebrand nationalist character. He was the President of Assam Sahitya Sabha in 1950. In 1965 he won the Sahitya Akademi Award.
The Ambikagiri Raichoudhury Award presented by Asam Sahitya Sabha is named after him.
- Assamese literature
- List of people from Assam
- List of Asam Sahitya Sabha Presidents
- List of Assamese writers with their pen names
- Literature and Information in Annual Report 1966-67, Department of Education