Bhubaneswar Borooah Cancer Institute (BBCI)
was set up by a voluntary organization called
'Dr. B. Borooah Cancer Society Trust'. Dr.
Bhubaneswar Borooah (4th September 1893
- 25th September 1956) was a great physician,
freedom fighter and philanthropist of Assam.
In 1958 at a public meeting in Guwahati,
a decision was taken to set up a cancer
hospital at Guwahati to commemorate the
memory of Dr. Bhubaneswar Borooah.