Kokrajhar: Ahead of the BTC election during a BJP public meeting held in Kokrajhar on Wednesday, the State BJP president Ranjit Kumar Das and the popular artist Jatin Bora visited the residence of late Upendra Nath Brahma, the great visionary leader of Bodos, and paid tribute to the great leader.
Ranjit Kumar Das and Jatin Bora visited Bodofa's residence at Boragari, Dotoma in Kokrajhar District of Assam, and first, they paid tribute to the visionary leader and prayed for eternal peace for his soul. After that, they talked with his family.
Speaking to media BJP president Ranjit Kumar Das said," My dream came true today as I finally visit Bodofa's family. I had heart to heart talk with his family and paid tribute to the 'Father of Bodo' Badofa U.N Brahma praying for eternal peace for his soul."
Ranjit Das further said while he was studying at Guwahati University, he heard about U.N Brahma's ability to keep unity among people and the spirit of his leadership. And since then it was a wish for him to visit Badofa and his family.
Upend Nath Brahma, known as 'Bodofa' (the Father of Bodos), was an Indian Bodo social activist who was born on March 31, 1957. in Boragari village of Kokrajhar district of Assam.
He was the former president of All Bodo Student's Union (ABSU).
Upendra Nath Brahma played an important role in the Bodoland movement from 1986 to 1990.
He died of blood cancer on May 1, 1990, at the Tata Memorial Cancer Hospital in Mumbai.
He lived only for 33 years who remembered for his visionary leadership and the sacrifice he made for the cause of his people.
Brahma's life is celebrated each year on the anniversary of his death as 'Bodofa Day', all over Assam.