Freedom fighter Bholaram Das who celebrated his 100th birthday this weekend has enrolled for a PhD programme in Gauhati University. He plans to study how his native Bohori village helped in the spread of neo-Vaishnavism.
Das was 19 when he was jailed for participating in a 1930 protest against British rule. He spent two months doing hard labour and went on to study commerce and law. In 1945, he joined the Congress that led India’s drive for independence. He worked as teacher, lawyer, magistrate and district court judge before retiring in 1971.