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was born at Sibsagar in 1835. His father's name was Muktaram Baruah
. Hemchandra Baruah had lost his father when he was quite young.
After his father's death , he was removed by his uncle Lakhinath
Barua , who was then the head of the deputy Commissioner's Revenue
office at Sibsagar. After some years, Hemchandra Baruah was appointed
as an apprentice in the Deputy Commissioner's office on Rs. 4 per
month . It was only the encouragement and guidance of Captain Brodie
, Deputy Commissioner of Sibsagar and the Missionaries , Hemchandra
Baruah was able to pick up a fair knowledge of English and he became
a regular contributor to the Missionary weekly , illustrated paper
" Arunadai" . By dint of his hard work and steady perseverance
Hemchandra Baruah became the Superintendent of the Judicial Commissioner's
office. He retired from the service of Government in 1882 . He enjoyed
his pension till 1896 when he died . His first literary work of
value was Assamese grammar, which was published in 1860. In
1873 he wrote a first Primer of the Assamese language for which
he obtained a reward of Rs. 500. He was the author of a book
on " Assamese Marriage System" and of two farcical plays
the "Kania Kirtan" which exposed the vice of excessive
opium eating, and " bahire rang sang bhitare koabhatoori"
which was a satire on the then " bahire rang sang bhitare
koabhatoori" which was a satire on the then Assamese Society.
Hem Chandra also edited the "Assam News" at Gauhati for