Ajaynanda Bora, of Guwahati, kept a
daily dairy for over 50 years. He began writing on January 1, 1961 and
continued till now (2012). Bora was born near Pabhoi Tea Estate, near
Bishwanath Chariali in 1943. He started writing dairy regularly since the
time he was studing in Darrang College. Bora has been writing dairy from
than till now, more than 50 years. Mentionable, in this more than 50
years period every letter-word-sentence of his dairies are in perfect
Bora carries his dairies wherever he
goes. In fact, on his wedding day after returning from the bride’s house,
he inscribed about the most important day of his life in his dairy.
During last 50 years he was admitted in the hospital only for one day. On
that day (14th August 2003), he filled in his dairy. The
exceptional point here is that, from last five decades Ajaynanda Bora,
has not only including his personal matters in his dairy, but he also
capture the changes of lifestyle and the price hikes of goods. It is
mention in his dairy that in 1973 the price of petrol was Rs. 1.60 per
litter. In 1978 the price of gold was 880 per tola.
The Limca Book of Records has included
his name as Longest Kept Dairy in 2007.