Biography of Sarbananda Sonowal – Former Chief Minister of Assam

Sarbananda Sonowal is a well-talented politician and the former Chief Minister of Assam. Sarbananda Sonowal is a loyal and promising politician, powerful and talented person. He became the independent Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports of the Republic of India appointed from Lakhimpur Lok Sabha constituency. He was earlier the President of Bharatiya Janata Party Assam Pradesh. He was elected to the Assam Legislative Assembly from Majuli Vidhan Sabha constituency and held the post of Chief Minister of Assam. Sonowal is the current Cabinet Minister of Ports, Shipping, and waterways, and Cabinet Minister of AYUSH in the Government of India. He is a Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha from Assam and also a member of the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs.

Biography of Sarbananda Sonowal

Biography of Sarbananda Sonowal

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NameSarbananda Sonowal[1]
Date of Birth31 October, 1962
Age58 years
Place of BirthMuluk Gaon, Dibrugarh , Assam
ParentsJibeswar Sonowal (Father) Dineswari Sonowal (Mother)
Education1. Primary Education : Muluk  Gaon Primary school

2. Highschool Education : Dibrugarh Don Bosco Higher secondary School

3. Collage : Dibrugarh Hanumanbox Sarajmall Kanoi Collage

4. Postgraduate : Dibrugarh University

5. L.L.B ) : Guwahati University

6. Degree in journalism Mass communication : Guwahati University
Political PartyBharatiya Janata Party

Early Life of Sarbananda Sonowal

On October 31, 1962, Sarbananda Sonowal was born in a Sonowal Kachari family in Muluk Gaon of Dibrugarh district. His father’s name is late Jibeswar Sonowal and his mother’s name is Dineswari Sonowal. He was the younger son of the house and had six brothers and two sisters.

Sarbananda Sonowal completed his primary education from Muluk Gaon Primary School in Dibrugarh and studied till Class VI at Bindhakata Middle English School. He then completed his schooling from Dibrugarh Don Bosco School. Sarbananda Sonowal passed his graduation in arts from Dibrugarh Hanumanbox Surajmal Kanoi College. He then received his master’s degree in English at Dibrugarh University. In addition, Sonowal received his law degree from Guwahati University as well as a degree in Journalism and Mass-communication. As an accomplished player, Sarbananda Sonowal is very excited about football, cricket and Badminton.

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Political Career of Sarbananda Sonowal

Sarbananda Sonowal from his college days had associated himself with the welfare of the society. Respected Sarbananda Sonowal, who is the former Chief Minister of Assam, once fought for the betterment of the people and his state Assam as a member of the All-Assam Students’ Association. He decorated the post of president of All Assam Students Union from 1992 to 1999. He held the post of Chairman of the North East Students’ Association (Northeast Student Union) from 1994 to 2004.

Sarbananda Sonowal joined the Asom Gana Parishad party in 1999 and entered direct politics. Sonowal was elected MLA from Moran assembly constituency in 2001. He then defeated Congress candidate Paban Singh Ghatowar from Dibrugarh Lok Sabha constituency in 2004 and entered the post of MP for the first time. Sonowal fought against the controversial IMDT Act in court and was able to repeal the law.

Sonowal served as a member of parliament from Dibrugarh constituency from 2004 to 2009. He lost Lok Sabha election from Dibrugarh in 2009. On February 8, 2011, Sarbananda Sonowal joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (B.J.P). He was then elected as member of parliament of the State Bharatiya Janata Party in 2012 and is also a member of the party’s National Executive. In 2014 general election for Lok Sabha he was appointed to head Assam State’s Lok Sabha by BJP, and in the same year he was also elected as Member of Parliament, 16th Lok Sabha, from Lakhimpur Constituency. In a year he held the post of independent Union Minister of State-Independent Charge, of the Government of India under the Modi Government at the center. Sonowal was credited with organizing Games and other National International Activities and Festivals in Assam while he was in charge of the Department of Youth Welfare and Action.

In the 2016 Vidhan sabha elections, Majuli contested the Assembly Constituency Elections and defeated rival Rajib Lochan Pegu to take over as chief minister of the state by winning by a margin of 18923 votes. The Bharatiya Janata Party (B.J.P) led by Sarbananda Sonowal achieved unprecedented results in Assam. It may be recalled that the 15th person who won the seat of Chief Minister of Assam is the Hon’ble Sarbananda Sonowal. He became Chief Minister of Assam, the first CM of the state from Bharatiya Janata Party. In 2021 he was re-elected to Assam Vidhan Sabha from Majuli. He resigned as Chief Minister and proposed Himanta Biswa Sharma’s name as his successor. He became minister of ports, Shipping and Waterways and Minister of AYUSH in Second Modi ministry when cabinet overhaul happened.

From student leader to chief minister, the Hon’ble Sarbananda Sonowal has achieved the credit of a well-known personality by serving countless tasks for the development of the people of Assam and the state of Assam.


Hon’ble Sarbananda Sonowal was established in the public society as a leader of a special personality from student politics to the post of Chief Minister to the Ministers of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways and Minister of AYUSH. He managed to maintain his exceptional personality and identity.

The State Government led by Hon’ble former Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal had constantly made efforts to achieve the countless goals adopted for the development of the State of Assam. The government of Sarbananda Sonowal had worked with responsibly since its inception with the aim of creating a foreign-free, corruption-free, pollution-free and terrorism-free Assam. One of the main goals of the State Government led by Hon’ble Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal was to make Assam a pollution free state. Sonowal’s government has made all efforts to provide importance to environment conservation and to make it a key hub for tourists to visit the environment and his government succeeded in doing so.

As part of this effort to make Assam pollution free, the state government has organized a competition titled “Best Pollution Free Green District of Assam”. The competition to be participated by each district focuses on enhancing environmental awareness among the state as well as environmental conservation in the respective districts.

The state government run by Sonowal made the state one of the best states in the country, the right to the resources and potential of the state, strengthening the economic foundation, complete the administration. Bringing transparency to government work, zero tolerance policy against extremists has been taken to ensure that the hopes and aspirations of the people are realized and the pace of development of the state is accelerated.

Hon’ble Sarbananda Sonowal’s government  has made the language, art, culture of all the small and very different groups  of the state the culture of greater Assam. That is why the state government has also taken steps to ensure that the security, equal development, equality and thinking of every community in Assam can instill the thinking of the Assamese nation.

The government run by him has taken steps to develop the agriculture sector as well as the industry. Assam has earned the distinction of becoming the first state in the country to approve the constitutional bill of goods and services tax.

Our culture is the culture of equality, it is the identity of our national life. It requires relentless efforts and specific culture agendas to strengthen it. In order to ensure that the new generation gets a chance to know the history of the state, the state government has worked with national responsibility to remember the great men who have strengthened the national life. In addition, the Government of Hon’ble Sarbananda Sonowal has taken measures to ensure that every community can live with dignity and add new dimensions to the development of the state.


From Student Leader to Chief Minister to Cabinet Minister, Sonowal has been working diligently for the welfare of his public society and for the betterment of his state Assam. He is able to bear the identity of a personality by not criticizing the problems and criticisms faced in his political life. His character feature proves that he will continue to discharge his responsibilities in the future for the people of Assam and India.


1. When and where was Sarbananda Sonowal born?

Ans: Sarbananda Sonowal was born on 31 October, 1962 at Muluk Gaon, Dibrugarh, Assam.

2. Who is Sarbananda Sonowal?

Ans: Sarbananda Sonowal is a former Chief Minister of Assam and now serving as a Cabinet Minister.

3. When did Sarbananda Sonowal sworn in as Chief Minister of Assam?

Ans: Sarbananda Sonowal sworn in as Chief Minister of Assam on 24th May 2016. He became the Assam’s first chief minister from the Bharatiya Janata Party BJP.

4. When did Sarbananda Sonowal resigned from the post of Chief Minister of Assam?

Ans: Sarbananda Sonowal resigned from the post of chief minister of Assam on 10th May 2021, and declared Himanta Biswa Sharma as his successor.

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