Assam was ruled by the Ahoms for over 600 years and it became a British protectorate in 1826 after Burmese handed the territory to British. Assam was separated from Bengal in 1874 which was declared a province in 1912. As per the Indian Constitution, Assam had its own Head of the state termed as Chief Minister.
Read on to know more about the names of Chief Ministers of Assam
Gopinath Bordoloi – A leading Indian Independence activist, Bordoloi was the Chief Minister of Assam before and after the Independence of India. Known as ‘Lokapriya’, Bordoloi served from 11 February – 6 August 1950. He belonged to the Indian National Congress.
Bishnu Ram Medhi – Medhi was the second Chief Minister of Assam and was also a freedom-fighter. He served his term from 9 August 1950 – 27 December 1957. He was an Indian National Congress leader.
Bimla Prasad Chaliha – He is one of the most famous politicians in Assam. Chaliha had participated in the Quit India Movement and had served three five year terms as CM of Assam. His term was from 28 December 1957 – 6 November 1970, and he belonged to the Indian National Congress.
Mahendra Mohan Choudhry – Mahendra Mohan was the fourth CM of Assam and was an active member of the Indian Independence Movement. He held his office from 11 November 1970 – 30 January 1972. Mahendra Mohan belonged to the Indian National Congress.
Sarat Chandra Sinha – Sarat Chandra was the fifth CM of Assam. He remained Chief Minister from 31 January 1972 – 12 March 1978. He was an Indian National Congress leader.
Golap Borbora – Golap Borbora was the first non-congress Chief Minister of Assam. He was the sixth CM and held his office from 12 March 1978 – 4 September 1979. He belonged to Janata Party.
Jogendra Nath Hazarika – Jogendra Nath held the office as the seventh Chief Minister of Assam. He remained CM from 9 September 1979 – 11 December 1979. He belonged to the Janata Party.
Anwara Taimur – Anwara Taimur is the only female and Muslim Chief Minister of Assam in the entire political history of the state of Assam. Anwara is also the first Muslim woman Chief Minister of Assam. She held her office from 6 December 1980 – 30 June 1981, and belonged to the Indian National Congress.
Kesab Chandra Gogoi – Kesab Chandra was the ninth Chief Minister of Assam, and served for a short period of two months. He held his office from 13 January 1982 – 19 March 1982. He belonged to the Indian National Congress.
Hiteswar Saikia – Saikia was the CM of Assam for two terms i.e. from 27 February 1983 – 23 December 1985, 30 June 1991 – 22 April 1996. He had a strong opposition for militancy in Assam and Anti Foreigners Movement took place during his first tenure. He belonged to the Indian National Congress.
Prafulla Kumar Mahanta – Prafulla served as the Chief Minister of Assam for two terms. He had initiated a new political party Asom Gana Parishad. He held his office from 24 December 1985 – 28 November 1990, 15 May 1996 – 17 May 2001.
Bhumidhar Barman – Bhumidhar Barman was the twelfth Chief Minister of Assam, and was also a Cabinet Minister. He remained CM from 22 April 1996 – 14 May 1996. He belonged to the Indian National Congress.
Tarun Gogoi – Gogoi was one 0f the most famous politicians in Assam, and has helped in three consecutive victories in the state of Assam. Gogoi belonged to the Indian National Congress and had completed 15 consecutive years as CM of Assam. He was the thirteenth CM of Assam. He belonged to the Indian National Congress.
Sarbananda Sonowal – Sarbananda Sonowal is the fourteenth and the current Chief Minister of Assam and has held the office 24 May 2016 till date. He belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party.
12 December 1979 – 5 December 1980
30 June 1981 – 13 January 1982
19 March 1982 – 27 February 1983
28 November 1990 – 30 June 1991