Nomal Chandra Gohain was born on December 31, 1919, in the serene village of Lakwa Dehingia Konwar Goan, nestled in the Sibsagar district of Assam. His father, Dhenuram Gohain, and mother, Buduki Gohain, nurtured him in his early years. His educational journey commenced in the village school, eventually leading him to become a Hindi teacher in Margherita. However, driven by the fervor of the freedom movement, he resigned from his teaching role to actively participate.
Nomal Chandra Gohain's heart brimmed with dedication to Gandhi's ideology, and he fervently spread the message of freedom. Initiating Satyagraha protests, he staunchly advocated against imported cloth, alcohol, and similar items. During the Quit India Movement of 1942, Gohain courageously occupied the Sonari Thana alongside fellow freedom fighters. He was also accused in connection with the derailment incident in Lakwa, compelling him to go underground while persisting in his freedom struggle.
Following India's independence, Nomal Chandra continued to serve society as the president of the local panchayat for several years. In acknowledgment of his unwavering dedication to the nation, he was granted a state pension and a Copper Plate as a mark of honor.
On March 2, 2013, Nomal Chandra Gohain peacefully departed from this world.
Copper plate awarded to Nomal Chandra Gohain by the Government of Assam in 1997
Source: Priyanka Rajkumari, Contributor for CCRT