Ambikagiri Raichoudhury

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Ambikagiri Raichoudhury
Born (1885-12-18)18 December 1885
Raipara, Barpeta, Assam
Died 2 January 1967(1967-01-02) (aged 81)
Occupation Poet, writer
Nationality Indian
Notable awards Sahitya Akademi Award(1965)

Ambikagiri Raichoudhury (1885–1967) was an Assamese poet and nationalist.

Early life[edit]

Ambikagiri Raichoudhury was born on 18 December 1885 in Raipara area of Barpeta, Western Assam. His father's name was Krishnaram Raichoudhury and his mother's name was Devaki Devi.



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.[1]

The Ambikagiri Raichoudhury Award presented by Asam Sahitya Sabha is named after him.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Literature and Information in Annual Report 1966-67, Department of Education

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