mahendra-boraA Tribute to Mahendra Bora (B. Arch '60, MRP '62)

The Sentinel, Assam News (February 22, 2020)

My father, Mahendra Bora ('60, '62), breathed his last on Wednesday, February 12. He was my father, teacher, my inspiration and above all my moral compass. Born in Dhing (Nagaon district), Papa graduated from Dhing K.B High School and came to Cotton College for higher studies. After completing his ISC from Cotton College he made his way to IIT Kharagpur. Circa 1952, it was the only IIT in the nation with 300 individuals selected based on the results of a fiercely competitive entrance exam. Papa made it to IIT in his very first attempt. There he pursued his passion--an undergraduate and graduate degree in Architecture. After graduating from Kharagpur, Papa came back to Assam to work for the government but within a few years we left for higher studies which took him to sunny California to pursue a Master's degree in Urban Planning from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. (Read More)