Nakul Chandra Bhuyan
|Nakul Chandra Bhuyan|
Nakul Chandra Bhuyan in his Personal Library
Charing, Sibsagar, Assam, India
|Died||16 January 1968
|Occupation||Assamese Historian, Playwright, Short Story writer, Tea Executive|
Life and career
The only son of Gopal Chandra Bhuyan and Dalimi Bhuyan, Nakul Chandra Bhuyan was born in 1895 in Charing, Sibsagar District of Assam.
Educated at Jorhat Government Boys' School, Bhuyan passed his matriculation in 1916 and went on to pursue further studies in Calcutta. He returned from Calcutta in 1921 and began working as a Librarian in Dibrugarh, Assam. Later, he joined as an assistant in the Chief Engineering Department of Dibru-Sadiya Railways and thereafter as an assistant in the Deputy Commissioner's office.
In 1923 he got transferred to Tezpur and around the same time married Kumudeshwari Bhuyan. While at Tezpur he came into contact with various theatre personalities working with the Baan theatre, which inspired him to start writing for the stage. Bhuyan was the president of the Asam Sahitya Sabha in 1967 held at Dibrugarh district, Assam. He also compiled and edited the first authentic edition of Bihu songs, titled "Bohagi" in 1923. Padmadhar Chaliha, the poet-composer of some memorable lyrics inspired by the freedom movement wrote around 1921 an introduction and called the Bihu songs pastoral poetry. The Times of Assam in its adulatory review (May 19, 1923) went a step further, describing the poetry as comparable to the best of pastoral poetry of the European tradition. 
In 1924, Bhuyan gave up government job and joined Cinamara Tea Estate as Assistant Manager. His sincerity, dedication, and hard work led him to the honorable position of Senior Manager of Jorehaut Tea Company. In 1954, he retired from Borsapori Tea Estate as Senior Manager.
In his memory a main Thoroughfare in the heart of Jorhat town has been named as "Xahitik Nakul Chandra Bhuyan Path".
Some of his literary works are:
- Axom Buranjir Ek Adhyai - Baro Bhuyan
- Baro Bhuyanar Somu Buranji
- Suransuar Sora
- Golpar Xorai
- Xahu Aai
- Badan Barphukan
- Chandrakanta Singha
- Bidruhi Moran
- Numoli Kuari
- Cha Bagisar Banua
- Xunhotor Bhishma
- Gadapanir Sesh Sidhanta (1923)
- Rādhākānta Sandikai ḍāṅarīẏā
- Assamese literature
- List of Asam Sahitya Sabha presidents
- List of Assamese writers with their pen names
- "Men | Assam Portal". Assam.org. Retrieved 2013-05-14.
- "Asam Sahitya Sabha is the foremost and the most popular organization of Assam". Vedanti.com. Retrieved 2013-05-15.
- "telegraphindia.com". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2013-05-14.
- "Books and Authors of Assam". Joiaaiaxom.com. Retrieved 2013-05-14.
- Empire’s Garden: Assam and the Making of India - Jayeeta Sharma - Google Books. Retrieved 2013-05-14 – via Google Books.
- Rādhākānta Sandikai ḍāṅarīẏā - Nakul Chandra Bhuyan - Google Books. Retrieved 2013-05-14 – via Google Books.
- Among the Luminaries in Assam: A Study of Assamese Biography - Anjali Sarma - Google Books. Retrieved 2013-05-14 – via Google Books.
- Men, a story by Nakul Chandra Bhuyan, translated by Khanindra Pathak and Jugal Kalita at assam.org.