Chandra Sarma Bordoloi
(A short life-sketch)
Sri Kamal Chandra Bordoloi was born in a “Surjya-Bipras” family of North Guwahati on 27th December of 1939, parents being Kumud Chandra Bordoloi, a teacher and Surbarnalota Devi, a house-wife. His schooling was at North Guwahati, Mangaldai and North Lakhimpur. He passed Matriculation examination in 1955.
He persued Civil Engineering Three Years’ Degree Course in Assam Civil Engineering Institute, Chandmari, Guwahati from 1955. At that time, it was the only Institute in Assam for Technical education either at Diploma or Degree level. After obtaining the Diploma in 1958, he joined in Assam Public Works Department (Road & Building) as Subordinate Engineer in 1958 and worked in Barpeta, Boko and Guwahati. He studied privately Civil Engineering Course of Section ‘A’ Examination of the Institution of Engineers(India) while working in Assam PWD(R&B) and passed the examination. However, he could pass the Section ‘B’ examination of the Institution of Engineers(India) which is equivalent to passing of B E examination. He has secured M.I.E(India) while serving as Senior Instructor, Draughtsman(Civil) at Industrial Training Institute, Jorhat.
In 1968, he joined in Oil India Limited as Assistant Construction Engineer and got successive promotions to retire as Chief Engineer(Civil) in 1997.
Besides his service career as Civil Engineer, Sri Bordoloi published few Technical papers. He is very active in social spheres also. He was President of Duliajan Namghar, Sarbajanin Kalibari at Anandapara and Moina Parijat of Duliajan respectively. In literature fields, he was the President of Duliajan Sahitya Sabha and Uttaran Kavi Chakra. He has two books of poems to his credit. He also composes short-stories and articles on current topics.
His first monumental work is publishing of a book called “Satadal”(Lotus), a compilation of genealogical tables of Surjya-Bipras of Brahmaputra Valley of Assam. He has also compiled and edited the “History of Surjya-Bipras of Assam” which is awaiting publication.