Late Chandrakanta Hazarika, father of Dr. Surjya Kanta Hazarika, was a teacher and entrepreneur. Chandrakanta Hazarika’s sensibilities were rooted deeply in the spiritual teachings of Srimanta Shankardev, the 15th Century Vaishnavite spiritual leader and also a cultural revolutionary and social reformer. He instilled a similar spiritual and cultural mindset in the minds of his children including Dr. Surjya Kanta Hazarika. Chandrakanta Hazarika was a successful and popular teacher in the Dibrugarh Govt. Boys High School who could inspire his students to aspire higher. But he was also a visionary who established a publication house named Bani Mandir. Bani Mandir soon became one of the leading publication houses in Assam. Today Bani Mandir publishes all types of books including text books, fictions and scholarly books.