BOROOAH, SHRI P. C., Cong., (Assam—Sibsagar—1962): S. of late Shri Lakshmi Ram Borooah; B. at Dhubr, Assam, 1900; ed. at Cotton College, Gauhati and Banaras Hindu University; Widower; 2 S.; Tea Planter; Participated in freedom movement from 1920 onwards and courted imprisonment; President, (1) D.C.C., Mangaldai, 1922, (2) D.C.C., Sibsagar, 1955—57, (3) Cultural Conference, All Assam Sahitya Sabha, 1957; Vice-Chairman, Assam Tea Planters’ Association, 1956-57; Chairman, Enquiry Committee, Rehabilitation of East Pakistani Refugees in Cachar (Assam), 1961; First President, Indian Peoples’ Theatre Association of Assam; Member, (1) A.I.C.C., (2) Executive Committee, All Assam Music Conference, (3) Trust Board, Assam Tea Plantation Provident Fund, (4) Assam Tea Employees Welfare Board; Member, Second Lok Sabha, 1957—62.
Social activities: General Secretary, Shri Sankardev Samaj, which stands for removal of untouchability; Founder, Assam Jatiya Shramik Bahini, which stands for dignity of Labour; Ex-Vice-President, All Assam Moina Parijat, a children’s organisation; Founder President, Sibsagar Tribal Cultural Association, which stands for Assam’s Hills-Plains Unity; Founder President, Gargaon College; Founder Vice-president and President, Sibsagar College; President of several Higher Secondary and other educational institutions.
Accomplishment in letters, art and science:—
(1) Occasional contribution to newspapers and magazines.
(2) Sang for Gramophone record.
(3) Conducted Radio drama in A.I.R.
(4) Participated in production of the first Assamese talkie, ‘Joymati’.
Hobbies: Music, Painting and Fine Arts.
Favourite pastime and recreation: Gardening and Designing.
Special interest: Dramatic and Cultural Affairs.
Clubs: Member, (1) National Sports Club (Assam), (2) Constitution Club, New Delhi.
Permanent address: Melachakar, P.O. Sibsagar, Assam.
[Voting results at the Election:
Shri P. C. Borooah . . 1,01,746
Shri Bhadra Krishna Goswami . . 47,282
Shri Rajani Phukan . . 33,488
Shri Tajuddin Ahmed . . 25,801].