Mafizuddin Ahmed Hazarika

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Mafizuddin Ahmed Hazarika
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Born (1870-08-30)August 30, 1870
Dibrugarh, Assam
Died October 29, 1958(1958-10-29) (aged 88)
Language Assamese
Nationality Indian

Mafizuddin Ahmed Hazarika (Assamese: মফিজুদ্দিন আহমদ হাজৰিকা; 1870-1958) was a prominent poet belonged to the Jonaki era of Assamese Literature.[1] He was popularly known as 'Jnan Malinir Kobi' (জ্ঞান মালিনীৰ কবি) among the people of Assam. He was elected as the president of the 12th Asam Sahitya Sabha in 1930 held at Golaghat district, Assam.[2] He was one of the organizers of Dibrugarh Sahitya Sabha and served as its secretary from 1904 to 1934. He also presided over the "Chatra Sanmilan" held at Sibsagar in 1930.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Hazarika was born to Himmatuddin Ahmed Hazarika and Rahnuri on August 30, 1870 at Jorhatpatty in Dibrugarh, Assam. The family traces their lineage to Mohammad Ismail Siddiqui, better known as Bagh Hazarika.[4] He took his primary education from Dibrugarh Government High School. He appeared for entrance in 1892 but he could not succeeded and left school.[3]


Mafizuddin joined the forest department in 1893 and work there for some days. Thereafter he became a tehsildaar at the Civil Court of North Lakhimpur in 1896. Owing to health problems, Hazarika shifted to Dibrugarh Civil Court in 1902 and retired as Civil Peskar in 1926.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Mafizuddin married Hafiza Khatoon, a daughter of Sheikh Piyar Ali Hazarika of North Lakhimpur. Of the seven sons and seven daughters they had, two boys and six girls died in their infancy.[3]

Literacy works[edit]

Some of his poetic works include "Jnan Malini"[5] and "Totwo Parijaat".

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Indian Review : Literature :Modern Assamese Poetry by Emdad Ullah". Retrieved 2013-05-16. 
  2. ^ "Asam Sahitya Sabha is the foremost and the most popular organization of Assam". Archived from the original on 2013-09-26. Retrieved 2013-05-16. 
  3. ^ a b c d "The Sentinel". Retrieved 2013-05-16. 
  4. ^ Assam-Muslim Relation and Its Cultural Significance - Mohini Kumar Saikia - Google Books. Retrieved 2013-05-16. 
  5. ^ The Indian Literatures of Today, a Symposium: Essays Presented at Jaipur ... - Google Books. Retrieved 2013-05-16.