Prafulla Govinda Baruah
  • Journalist
  • Entrepreneur
Known forThe Assam Tribune
AwardsPadma Shri (2018)

Prafulla Govinda Baruah is the owner and managing director of The Assam Tribune. In 2018, he was presented with the Padma Shri (civilian honor) for his contribution to the growth of literature and education in Assam, India.[1]

Personal life

He is the son of Radha Govinda Baruah, the founder of The Assam Tribune.


The doyen of journalism in Assam, Prafulla Baruah became the Editor of The Assam Tribune in 1966 and is presently the managing director of The Assam Tribune Group. He is actively involved with various socio-cultural organisations and amateur theatre.[2]

He has received honours from various organisations such as the Kamala Saikia Trust, Asam Sahitya Sabha, and Dr B. Borooah Cancer Institute for creating awareness for cancer.[3]

In 2018, he was conferred the Padma Sri honour by the President of India.[2] On 3 February 2019, doctorate degree was conferred to him at the 3rd convocation of Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University (KKSHOU).[4]


  1. ^ "Padma Shri honour for nine achievers from northeast – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Padma awards: Assam's winners include veteran journalist and India's 'Enid Blyton'". 26 January 2018. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Assam Tribune Editor honoured with Padma Shri Award – TNT-The NorthEast Today". TNT-The NorthEast Today. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Doctorate Degrees conferred to PG Baruah and Rima Das". G Plus. Retrieved 4 February 2019.