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Dr Minati Bhuyan was born Minati Choudhury in 1956 at Guwahati, the present capital of Assam state of India. Her father Late Dandiram Choudhury was an officer of the Government of Assam and served as Superintendent of Jail, her mother was Late Hemlata Choudhury. She is the younger sister of the noted singer Dr Anima Choudhury and lyricist Mr Mrinal Choudhury.
Due to the transferable employment of her father, she had her her schooling in various parts of Assam. Primary education was in Nagaon and Guwahati, class 8th, she was in her ancestral Pakowaa village in Nalbari, class 9th she did in Dhuburi and passed out the matriculation as well as higher secondary examinations from Tarini Charan Choudhury Higher Secondary School in Guwahati. She passed B.A with Honours in Education from Cotton College Guwahati in 1975 and then completed M.A in Education in 1977 from Gauhati University, Guwahati. In the year 2000 she obtained PhD from Gauhati University, for her thesis “Job satisfaction amongst the teachers of colleges under Gauhati University”.
She started singing since her childhood and was best singer in Cotton College twice and once in Gauhati University. She also got awards in folk songs and Jyoti xangit there. She has given many stage performances in various stage platforms in Assam and outside the state in Chennai and Mumbai.
In All India Radio centre Guwahati, she started singing in Yuba Bani program in 1973-74 and then became a regular artist of the Music section of the centre and got B-High grade. She has also given performances in the television. In 1981 she made an EP record jointly with noted singer, composer and lyricist Late Jiten Deka. The EP record was produced in the Jyoti Sitraban Studio in Kahilipara, Guwahati. She later provided her voice to many audio cassettes and compact discs (CD).
Unlike her elder sister Dr Anima Choudhury, she took formal training in music rather late in life. But a musical environment in the family, one of the most important factor in the making of many singers was very much there in her family. Later in life when she started working as college teacher she took lessons in Indian classical music from Bhaben Rai Patgiri, Sushil Roy and Sundar Bordoloi. She considers her elder brother Mr Mrinal Kumar Choudhury, noted lyricist as the greatest source of inspiration and encouragement in her musical career.
She joined as lecturer in Education in Dudhnoi College at Dudhnoi in Goalpara district in 1978. Presently she is the Vice-Principal of the college and is an approved guide for PhD under Gauhati University.
She is married to Dr Biren Bhuyan, Associate Professor of Statistics in Dudhnoi College in 1982. They had one son and a daughter, but their son died in a freak road accident in 2006 bringing gloom to their happy life. Recently she released a CD of her songs together with Mr Prabin Choudhury, titled “Tomaar haatere তোমাৰ হাতেৰে”, which she did in memory of her son.