Arun Sarma, Indian playwright, Died at 85


Arun Sarma was born on November 3, 1931, and died on March 27, 2017.

He was a writer of Assam.

He was one of Assam’s contemporary playwrights and is particularly known for his unconventional plays with some elements of drama.

Other than drama, he also authored over six novels detailing the Assamese way of life.

Arun Sarma was awarded the Padma Shri in 2010 in recognition of his contributions to Assamese literature.

Sarma has also been awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1998 for the novel Ashirbadar Rong (The Hues of Blessing).

Sarma has won the Asam Sahitya Sabha’s Best Playwright Award for two consecutive years and also has the rare distinction of having won the Sangeet Natak Akademi award in 2003 for his contributions to drama and the Sahitya Akademi award in 1998 for literature.

Sarma was also the recipient of the Assam Valley Literary Award in 2005.

Arun Sarma passed away at 85 years old.