History of Dibrugarh

Situated at the Upper Assam area, Dibrugarh is a beautiful district having tales to narrate its ancient history. The present day Dibrugarh, situated on the banks of the Brahmaputra River, is a fast growing town in Assam. The headquarters of the Dibrugarh district is located at Dibrugarh. To the north of Dibrugarh lies the Dhemaji and Lakhimpur districts, the Tinsukia district in the East, to the south lies and Arunachal Pradesh and Sivasagar district lies to the west.

History of Dibrugarh City

Meaning of Name Dibrugarh

There are several connotations regarding the meaning of the name of Dibrugarh. According to some historians the name Dibrugarh has been derived from Dibarumukh, an encampment of Ahoms during the Ahom Sutiya War. According to some other legends, the name "Dibru" is derived from Dibaru river or from the Dimasa word "Dibru" and “garh” where “Dibru” means a "blister"and "Garh" means "fort".

Historical Facts of Dibrugarh

After coming to Assam following the Yandaboo accord in 1826, the British selected Dibrugarh as an administrative and commercial center in Upper Assam. The British made Dibrugarh a hub of activity in the north east. In 1842 Dibrugarh was made the headquarters of Lakhimpur district. Dibrugarh served as the primary military base and a transit camp for the evacuees from Burma during the World War II. Dibrugarh was a part of Tinsukia district and in 1971 it became a full fledged district of Assam with Tinsukia being separated from Dibrugarh. Presently Dibrugarh is an independent district of Assam with headquarters in Dibrugarh town.

The present day Dibrugarh is a developed town in Assam. It is emerging as a nerve centre of communication, health and industry in the Upper Assam area. Many development works have been undertaken to make the town a developed one in the Northeast. The District Judiciary Court building was constructed in 1870. In 1882 the first train rolled down the tracks from Streamerghat at Dibrugarh. The Dibrugarh University was set up in 1965 and the Assam Medical College was established in 1947, a reputed medical college in Assam.

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    Robert Foran from Marlborough CT USA 676 Days ago

    Henry Shaw Wyllie tea planter Dibrugahr 1869 1881 Dear Sir/Madam: I would be most grateful for any information about my wife's great grandfather, Henry Shaw Wyllie 1852 1919, who was a tea planter in the Dibrugahr area from about 1869 to 1881. In the early 1880s he sold tea in London. He is also associated with Dooloo, Cachar, Shiborband, Jorighoorie & Sadiya. I would be grateful for suggestions and contacts to learn more about his life in India. Thank you. Bob Foran Connecticut USA

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    tauya nidhi gogoifrom dibrugarh 562 Days ago

    hello Robert,i will try to dig into the matter.Is it possible for you to get the name of the Tea Estate?it will be much easier to find.

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    tauya nidhi gogoifrom dibrugarh 540 Days ago

    hello Robert,i will try to dig into the matter.Is it possible for you to get the name of the Tea Estate?it will be much easier to find.

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    Gotham Bhattacharya from Siliguri 1037 Days ago

    Dibrugarh is my birth place. My childhood and young life passed in Dibrugarh. I love the place. Now I m old man. I want to visit the beautiful town

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    Bubu Bharalifrom Santipara 376 Days ago

    Well come sir

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