History of The Hazarika and Rahman Families of
Lineage, Short Stories and
“THE HAZARIKA’S OF MOTIJAN”
The Hazarika family in the words of Sharif Mohammed Shah Hussain Hazarika
great grandson of Ali Ahmed Hazarika became resident’s of “Motijan” in 1893. Sharif Hazarika compiled the
Hazarika chronology and family tree during the late 1960's and early 1970’s.
Ali Ahmed Hazarika alias Tholok Hazarika was born in Sankat, India in 1787 and
died in Jorhat, Assam, India in 1860. Ali Ahmed Hazarika’s ancestor’s got their titled name from the Assam Ahom
Kings where they were constant visitors.
years ago during the time of the Mughals and the time of Emperors Shah Jehan and Aurangzeb a small group of
people from Northern India, Delhi, Utter Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh (Bundelkhand) went to Assam, some with
introductions from an Afghan Royal to the courts of the Ahom Kings at their capital Gargoan near Sibsagar. From
Gargoan they and their descendents migrated towards Jorhat a small town 50 miles away and then to surrounding
villages within a 20 mile radius. They had a variety of backgrounds, military, scribes, metal craftsmen,
Ali Ahmed Hazarika’s ancestors came
from Bundelkhand a geographic region in central India and some of the family migrated to Assam around 1630’s
during the time of Mughal Emperor’s Shah Jehan and Aurangzeb. The region today is divided between the states of
Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, with the larger portion lying in Madhya Pradesh. A very small group of
talented individuals with a variety of talents migrated from Bundelkhand and other areas of North India to Assam
during the 1600’s and soon through introductions from an Afghan Royal became integrated in the Ahom Kings court
The Hazarika’s of
Motijan migrated to Jorhat, then Titabar and Heelikha, 12 miles from Jorhat and twelve miles from
Golaghat. There were other families related to them today (2006) by marriage (and probably in the 1650’s) that
also migrated around the same time around the Golaghat area.
The family of
Azizur Rahman were scribes and moved to Kachirihat a small town near Golaghat which is 10 miles from
Titabar. As the Burmese army invaded Assam they fled by boat along the Brahamaputra river then on the Golong
river near Nowgong and finally to Puronigodam. The Burmese army known as “Moi” were a barbarous lot that did
not spare the children or women during their many intrusions into Assam. People therefore fled when they were
The family of
Parie Hazarika, great grandfather of Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed who became President of India in the
1970’s, moved to Kachirihat from Gargoan.
The family of Sir
Syed Saadullah, the first Chief Minister of Assam moved to Kachirihat near Golaghat and like the
Hazarika’s established the Syedbari tea estate that is still run by his descendents (2006).
The family of
Khan Bahadur Azizur Rahman, father of Khan Bahadur Sayedur Rahman moved to Fauzdar Goan in
A limited first edition of the family tree of the Hazarika’s of Motijan,
Assam, India was published in 1997 and only a few hard copy books of the first edition remain with a few family
members along with the original manuscripts.
A second limited edition was published in 2008 that traced roots of the
family back to 1640 and added another two current generations to 2007 a span of 367 years. This second edition
included photographs and short stories about the family. It also included the family tree of Rukhsana Hazarika
(daughter of Ataur and Saleha Rahman) wife of Tawheed Hazarika and her ancestors, the families of Azizur Rahman
and Khan Bahadur Sayedur Rahman.
This is the first time that a web version is being made available. This
third version is essentially the second edition with some minor modifications and it is offered to all who are
interested free of charge. Simply send an email request to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be given access to the full contents.
To read the summary now, click here.