BRAHMA, SHRI RUP NATH, B.A., B.L., Cong., [Assam-Kokrajhar (Reserved-Sch. Tribes)-1967]: s. of late Shri Dhajendra Nath Brahma; b. at Vill, Banshbari, near Kokrajhar Town, March, 1902; ed. at Cotton College, Gauhati and Calcutta University Law College; m. late Smt. Damayanti Brahma, 1920 and Smt. Swarnamoyee Brahma, 1958; 4 s. and 6 d;. Cultivator; was Member of the Minority Sub-Committee and the Tribal Sub-Committee of the Constituent Assembly; Member, Assam Legislative Assembly, 1937—1967; Minister, Government of Assam, 1938 to 1967.
Social activities: Worked for the social and economic uplift of the plains Tribal people since student days; associated with many social and cultural institutions such as Ram Krishna Mission, Buddhist Association; Hindu Mission and Sankardev Cultural Association, etc.
Favourite pastime and recreation: Fishing and swimming.
Special interests: Forests; development of the backward tribal people.
Publications: Contributed articles in local papers, Re-elected in a bye-election caused by his own seat having been declared vacant.
Permanent address: Kokrajhar Town, P.O. Kokrajhar, Distt. Goalpara, Assam.