Bodofa U.N. Brahma and his contribution to Bodo Movement

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Miss Bibari Boro, Dr. Jhanin Mushahary, Mr. Solomon Islary


            Upendra Nath Brahma was a prominent Socialist leader in the Bodo community. He actively participated in and led the separate state movement for Bodoland from 1987 to 1990. He is also known as 'Bodofa,' meaning Father of Bodos, for his immense contribution to Bodo Society. He was elected president of the All Bodo Students' Union in 1986 at the 18th annual conference of ABSU that was held at Rawta, Darrang, Assam. He took a resolution to work for the socio-political rights of the Bodos and demanded separate statehood for Bodos. At that time, Bodo and other tribal peoples were deprived of their rights. The ruling government exploited them socially, economically, politically, educationally, etc.

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