|Born||6 July 1924|
Sonitpur district, Assam
|Died||5 August 2016 (aged 92)|
|Occupation||Writer, critic, poet|
|Education||M.A. in Assamese from Gauhati University|
|Notable works||Edhani mahir hanhi, Kathanibari ghat|
|Notable awards||Padma Shri|
|Spouse||Lt.Mrs.Dipti Rekha Bora|
Mahim Bora (6 July 1924 – 5 August 2016) was an Indian writer and educationist from Assam. He was elected as a president of the Assam Sahitya Sabha held in 1989 at Doomdooma. He was awarded most notably the Padma Shri in 2011, the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2001 and the Assam Valley Literary Award in 1998. Assam Sahitya Sabha conferred its highest honorary title Sahityacharyya on him in 2007.
Mahim Bora was born on 6 July 1924 in Ghopesadharu, a tea estate in Sonitpur district. He spent his childhood in his home village Ramtamuli Chuk, Hatbar.
He did his primary schooling at Primary Hatbar L.P. School, Hatbar M.E. Kuwarital Combined M.V. School. He passed Matriculation at Kaliabar Government aided High School and did Intermediate at Nowgong College, Nagaon (Assam) in 1946. He received B.A. from Cotton College, Guwahati (Assam) and M.A. in Assamese literature from Guwahati University, Guwahati.
After taking his M.A. degree he first joined service as a teacher at Kaliabar H.E.School, Nagaon & Kamrup Academy, Guwahati. He was assistant editor of Rangghar Children Magazine (now defunct) and also worked as conductor of Gaonlia Raijole in All India Radio, Guwahati. He later joined as an Assamese lecturer in J.B.College, Jorhat (Assam), and lastly he shifted to Nowgong College, Nagaon permanently and retired as Head of the Assamese Department. He was also the founder lecturer of A.D.P. college and Girl's college Nagaon. Achievement
He was President of Nowgong District Sahitya Sabha, Assam Sahitya Sabha:Kavi Sanmilan (1978) and Assam Sahitya Sabha (1989–90).
He married Dipti Rekha Hazarika of Jamuguri on 1 May 1957. He was father of two sons. His wife died on 20 Jan of 1999. His younger son Lt. Dr. Abhijit Bora died in 2005.
He died on 5 August 2016 in a private hospital of Guwahati at the age of 93. He was cremated with full State honours in Nagaon.
Bora's chief anthology of poems was Rangajiya (The Red Dragon-fly, 1978). In his short stories, he was an observer of folk and rural situations. He was a regular contributor of short stories to various periodicals.
Short Story collection:
Collection of Essays:
for Rati PhuLa Phul in 1980.