Located at the heart of Guwahati and adjacent to the Judges’ Field, Gauhati Town Club is committed to promote sports and sports persons. This historical and prestigious institution has completed one hundred years of its glorious and fruitful existence. It is one of the oldest and the premier sporting organization in the north-east blessed with the rare distinction of being a pioneer of Indian Clubs and being considered as a ‘State Institution’. It was born at the initiative of a dedicated group of sports-lovers in the person of Capt. L.B.Scott, I.M.S. who was a Civil Surgeon, Dr. H.K. Das, an Assistant Surgeon and founder Secretary of the club; Sir Saiyid Saadullah, an eminent lawyer and Khan Saheb Khalilur Rahman Significantly, the club was essentially instrumental in introducing the coveted Bordoloi Trophy Football Tournament, initially played at the Judges’ Field from 1952 to 1957. Ranji Trophy Cricket matches were also played at the same venue. Over the years the Club have had the patronage and blessings of illustrious individuals in the person of Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishana and Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed the then President of the Replublic of India, Saiyid Fazl Ali the then Governor of Assam, Sri Saiyid Saadullah, Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi the first Prime Minister of Assam and distinguished member of the club, Bimala Prasad Chaliha, the then Hon’ble Chief Minister of Assam, Sarjoo Prasad, the then Hon’ble Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court, Naval T. Tata, Radha Govinda Baruah, P. K. Lahiri, Ramesh Chandra Sarswati, Bipin Behari Das, Dr. Kanak Chandra Barooah, Dr. Suren Das, Ramesh Chandra Das, Nripendra Narayan Bhattacharjee, Sri Jagannath Sarma and a host of other distinguished luminaries. Pledging to usher another brilliant era towards promotion of sports and brotherhood in the region and to restore the pristine status of the Club, the present Executive Committee under the visionary leadership of Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Guwahati Development Department, Science & Technology, Assam, has taken up a host of activities, to commemorate centenary celebration of the club, and completed task of constructing of its new Club house with all modern amenities.
Feel proud to be associated with Gauhati Town Club.