THE BAR ASSOCIATION
         Established in 1948 on 13th day of June, the inborn name of the Association was ‘ASSAM HIGH COURT BAR ASSOCAITION’. Association was known by this name until 1971-72 when it got its new name as ‘GAUHATI HIGH COURT BAR ASSOCAITION’. Today, the Gauhati High Court Bar Association is considered to be one of the premier and leading Bar Association of the Country having membership of around 2500 Advocates including Honorary Members and Life Members. 
         The Bar Association has produced some of the great Judges, Lawyers and Jurists. This Association has given the Country several Chief Justices of High Courts, Judges and Advocate Generals of the seven States of North Eastern Region.
         The members of the Association played a pivotal role in shaping the destiny of the Bar.
                                                                HISTORY
         The Association was formed on 13th day of June, 1948 with its erstwhile name under the Presidentship of Late Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed and Late K. Bora as its Secretary. The first meeting of the Association was held on 13.06.1948 attended by twenty nine leading Advocates of Gauhati who unanimously resolved to form this Association and constituted an Executive Committee amongst the Advocates present, to manage the affairs of the Association. Thereafter many renowned Advocates graced the Association and served for the benefit of the Association in the capacity of President and Secretary and as Executive Committee members.
         It is a matter of pride for the Association that our first President Late Fakaruddin Ali Ahmed had been the Advocate General of Assam, Minister of the State Govt. of Assam, Central Cabinet Minister until his elevation to the highest post of the Country as the President of India.

 PAST PRESIDENTS OF THE ASSOCIATION


Name of Presidents

Year

F. A. Ahmed

1948-49

A. P. Goswami

1950

S. K. Ghosh

1951

S. M. Lahiri

1952-54

F. A. Ahmed

1955

S. M. Lahiri

1956

F. A. Ahmed

1957

S. M. Lahiri

1958-67

S. K. Ghosh

1968-75

B. C. Barua

1976-77

B. C. Barua

1977-78

P. Choudhuri

1978-80

R. C. Choudhuri

1980-86

A. R. Barooah

1986-88

N. M. Lahiri

1988-90

G. K. Talukder

1990-93

A. R. Barthakur

1993-96

N. N. Saikia

1996-97

A. R. Barthakur

1997-02

A. C. Borbora

2002-04

A. K. Bhattacharyya

2004-05

G. K. Bhattacharyya (up to 27.11.06 R.C.Saikia(Actg))

2005-07

Nilayananda Dutta

2007-08

J. M. Choudhuri

2008-09

Apurba Kr. Sharma

2009-11

Ram Ch. Saikia

2011-12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAST SECRETARY GENERALS OF THE ASSOCIATION

Name of Secretary

Year

K .BORA

1948-49

DINA NATH MEDHI

1950

N/R

1951

D.N.MEDHI

1952-58

M.C PATHAK

1959-64

R.K.GOSWAMI

1964-65

P.R.GOSWAMI

1965-66

R.K.GOSWAMI

1966-67

B.M.GOSWAMI

1968-78

KANAKESHWAR SARMA

1978-80

S.N.MEDHI

1980-83

KANAKESHWAR SARMA

1983-84

S.N.MEDHI

1984-86

BHARGAB CHOUDHURY

1986-88

D.P.CHALIHA

1988-90

S.N.SARMA

1990-91

N.C.DAS

1991-97

HRISHIKESH ROY

1997-98

KAMAL AGARWAL

1998-2000

A.K.GOSWAMI

2000-01

PRADIP KHATANIAR

2001-02

APURBA KR. SHARMA

2002-04

ARUP JYOTI DAS

2004-05

APURBA KR. SHARMA

2005-07

DILIP MOZUMDAR

2007-08

NABA JYOTI DUTTA

2008-09

PRONAB JYOTI SAIKIA

2009-10

BIMAL CHETRI

2010-11

SOUMITRA SAIKIA

2011-12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                ARCHIVAL RECORDS OF HISTORY
         The Association has preserved records, including minutes and correspondences going back to 1948. Much of these materials are rich and will be of immense value to those interested in history for the names that features in our minutes are quite literally a Roll of Honour. The photo gallery places the copy of the Minute of first meeting held on 13.06.1948 and a copy of Vakalatnama which dates back to 1948.

                                                                SENSE OF BELONGING
         The Association aptly claims as its own all Judges of the Gauhati High Court whether or not they were members of our Association. Several sitting Judges of the Gauhati High Court were members of the Association till their elevation to the Bench. Among them in recent times:

         Members who were elevated to the Bench in the past include:

         Many members of the Association have held the post of Chief Justice in different High Courts of India. They include:

         And the members of our Association who have held the highest position in the Supreme Court of India, includes:

 

                                                                ARCHIVAL RECORDS OF HISTORY
         The Association has preserved records, including minutes and correspondences going back to 1948. Much of these materials are rich and will be of immense value to those interested in history for the names that features in our minutes are quite literally a Roll of Honour. The photo gallery places the copy of the Minute of first meeting held on 13.06.1948 and a copy of Vakalatnama which dates back to 1948.
                                                                SENSE OF BELONGING
         The Association aptly claims as its own all Judges of the Gauhati High Court whether or not they were members of our Association. Several sitting Judges of the Gauhati High Court were members of the Association till their elevation to the Bench. Among them in recent times:

         Members who were elevated to the Bench in the past include:

         Many members of the Association have held the post of Chief Justice in different High Courts of India. They include:

         And the members of our Association who have held the highest position in the Supreme Court of India, includes:

         Besides the members of our Bar Association who were elevated to the Bench, many of them have held the high posts in various capacities at different legal federations. Among them in the recent time is Mr. Apurba Kumar Sharma who have been elected as Chairman of the Executive Committee, Bar Association of India for aperiod of two years w.e.f. 21.04.2012.