The Assam Government will confer Sukapha award to noted Tai scholar Bimal Borpatra Gohain on Saturday. Chief minister Sarbanand Sonowal will give away the award at a function in Tipam, Jeypore in Dibrugarh district on the Assam Divas.
Born in 1930, Borpatra Gohain started his higher studies in Jorhat J.B. College and in 1956 joined the service as a science teacher in Simaluguri High School.
In 1980, he started Tai Language Teaching Centre at Simaluguri High School and visited the various tribal places for researching the Tai language like Tai Khamti, Tai Phake, Tai Shyam.
Then in 1981 he took the lead of the All Assam Tai Sahitya Sabha. He wrote many books on Tai Literature and on their tradition as a" Furalun , Ahom Bhasa Nidorkhon Puthi, Lik Pan Khum Tai Ahom , Sumfa Room San Moung".