Bhumidhar Barman

Bhumidhar Barman (12 October 1931 – 18 April 2021) was an Indian Politician belonging to the Indian National Congress. He was the Chief Minister of Assam from 22 April 1996 to 14 May 1996.[2] He was a member of the Assam Legislative Assembly being elected 7 times. He was first elected in 1967.[3][4][5] In 2015, he was made a Cabinet Minister of Assam.

Dr. Bhumidhar Barman, Former Chief Minister of Assam and Agriculture Adviser to the Chief Minister of Assam addressing at the Public Information Campaign on Bharat Nirman, organized by Press Information Bureau (cropped).jpg
12th Chief Minister of Assam
In office
22 April 1996 – 14 May 1996
GovernorLokanath Misra
Preceded byHiteswar Saikia
Succeeded byPrafulla Kumar Mahanta
Personal details
Born(1931-10-12)12 October 1931
Belsor, Nalbari, Assam, British India
Died18 April 2021(2021-04-18) (aged 89)[1]
Dispur Hospital, Guwahati, Assam
Political partyIndian National Congress

Personal BackgroundEdit

Bhumidhar Barman was born in 1931 and passed his matriculation from Tihu High School in 1951.[6] His Father , Late Bhakatram Barman was a well established businessman of his area. He completed his schooling Tihu High school , thereafter at Cotton Collage and finally his MBBS degree from Assam Medical Collage. He was among the last batch of students to have passed out from Calcutta University.[6] Initially he started practising nearby his village people who were deprived of the medical facility and soon became famous as Bhumi Doctor.

Political careerEdit

He joined Indian National Congress in 1967 and got elected from then west Nalbari constituency. He hold may important post in Assam Congress and hold the rank of cabinet minister also.Barman was the oldest member in the council of ministers of Assam in 2010.[6] He was made Chief Minister for sometime after Hiteshwar Saikia's death and acting Chief Minister when Tarun Gogoi was hospitalised in Mumbai for heart surgery.[6]


  1. ^ "Veteran Cong Leader Bhumidhar Barman Passes Away". Pratidintime. 18 April 2021. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
  2. ^ Assam Legislative Assembly - Chief Minister of Assam since 1937
  3. ^ NUMBER OF TERMS ELECTED Assam Legislative Assembly Website
  4. ^ Bhumidhar Barman turns 80...the oldest minister in the cabinet. Archived 14 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Pranab Gogoi elected speaker of Assam". Archived from the original on 11 August 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2012.
  6. ^ a b c d Alex, Todd (13 October 2010). "Bhumidhar Barman turns 80...the oldest minister in the cabinet". Assam Times. Assam times. Retrieved 20 February 2021.

Political offices
Preceded by
Hiteswar Saikia
Chief Minister of Assam
22 April 1996 - 14 May 1996
Succeeded by
Prafulla Kumar Mahanta