Currently, Akhil is the general secretary of Assam-based organization Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS). The organization works at the grassroots level. He has a close associate of Anna Hazare since the latter began his anti-graft movement.
The 36-year-old activist was born in Assam's Jorhat district and educated at Cotton College in Guwahati. Because of his work, Akhil has often been at the receiving end of politicians as well as the police. From physical assaults to arrests, he has faced it all. He was instrumental in uncovering the scams in Assam to advocating rights of the tirbals.