Arun Sarma

Assamese writer

Arun Sarma (Assamese: অৰুণ শর্মা) (3 November 1931 – 27 March 2017) was an Indian writer. Sarma was one of India's contemporary playwrights and is known for his unconventional plays with some elements of drama. He also authored over six novels detailing the Assamese way of life.[1]

Arun Sarma
Arun Sarma, who will be presented with the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Theatre Playwriting.jpg
Born3 November 1931
Dibrugarh, Assam
Died27 March 2017 (aged 85)
New Delhi
Nationality India
Alma materCotton College
GenrePoems, Novel and Drama
Notable awardsAsom Natya Sanmilan Award (2001)
Sahitya Akademi Award (1998)
Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (2004)
Assam Valley Literary Award (2005)
Padma Shri (2010)
Sankaracharyya Avatar Award Literature (2010)
SpouseArati Sarma
ChildrenNandini, Achintya

Sarma was awarded the Padma Shri in 2010 in recognition of his contributions to Assamese literature.[2] He has also been awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1998 for the novel Ashirbadar Rong (The Hues of Blessing).[3][4]


  1. The Assam Tribune, 26 January 2010
  2. "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  3. [1] The Telegraph-Guwahati Diary, 22 March 2006
  4. "Chapter 31". Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 2009-06-27. India Press Information