Freedom Fighter Tileswar Bordoloi
Attired in elegant typical Assamese Dhuti and long Punjabi, he with his youthful gaits and sporting pleasing smiles in his face all the time Tileswar Bordoloi still looks like a teenager who alomost routinely keeps walking across the Jorhat town. He is a person who is to be spotted most easily in meetings and other social get-togethers. There is no wonder that he is a proud younger brother of an another equally reknowned and respected freedom fighter Sarbeswar Bordoloi. Tileswar Bordoloi was born on 19th October, 1924 in a villege called Pakumura under the Khangia Mouza, but afterwords he decided to migrate and permanently settle at Tarajan Sonari Gaon near Jorhat town.His eventful life was full of incidents of independence struggle and academic brilliancy. After finishing his early education he graduated himself in Arts in 1951, but he failed to complete his Post-graduate studies in Economics. He very actively participated in the Quit India Movement under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi in 1942-43 and faced Jail terms for as many as seven times. He passed his Entrance examination in the year 1946 after loosing precious three academic years during which time he struggled a lot for the cause of country’s independence. He began to live his normal life only after the country attained freedom in 1947 and rendered glarring services for the causes of downtrodden, social and academic developments of the country. He was felicitated with Copper Plaque in 1972 by the Government of India. He also received President’s special felicitation on 9th August of 2003. Ever since the inception of the popular Assamese Weekly the “Saptahik Janambhumi” in 1948, some of the very respectable position he held till date are - President, All Assam Student Congress (1949-1950); Assistant Editor, “Natun Asamiya” (Daily Newspaper-1951-1953) ; Welfare Officer, Water Transport - Ferryghat’s labourers (1953-1954) ; Office bearers of INTUC (1954-1863) ; Member, Regional Panchayat (1959-1962) ; Principal, Training Centre for Labours Welfare, Rowriah (1963-1987) ; Chairman, Jorhat Mohkuma Council ; Secretary, Jorhat Branch, Mehta Commission (1983-1984) ; Secretary, All Assam Freedom Fighter Association, Jorhat District Branch, (From 1988 till date) Tileswar Bordoloi has innumerable number Articles published in various newspapers and journals. Notable among his published works are - “Autobiography of Harijan Bandhu Krishna Nath Sarmah” in 1987 ; Contribution of Jorhat in Freedom Struggle in 1995 ; “Gandhi’s Philosophy - a perspect” in 1998.