Bimal Prasad Chaliha

Bimal Prasad Chaliha was a politician from Assam. He was a leader of the Indian National Congress and the former Chief Minister of Assam. Bimal Prasad Chaliha served in office from 28th December, 1957 to 6th November 1970. 

He was was imprisoned at Jorhat Jail in 1942 for active participation in Mahatma Gandhi's Quit India Movement against the British Government.


The Assam Official Language Act, which was directed to make Assamese language the sole official language of the state of Assam, was enacted during in the year 1960 during the tenure of Bimal Prasad Chaliha. 

Another event, the March 1966 Mizo National Front uprising also occurred during his tenure.
Bimal Prasad Chaliha was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in the year 1971.

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