Bina Sarma, a leading social worker of Nagaon, passed away at a private hospital in Guwahati on January 15.
Born at Jamuguri village in Golaghat district in 1946, she did her schooling at Jamuguri and obtained her BA degree from Handique Girls’ College. Later, she joined as a teacher in Kiranbala Goswami Girls’ High School, Nagaon, and retired in 2004.
The literary journey of Bina Sarma began when she was in the eighth standard. Since then, she published a number of articles in leading newspapers and magazines, including Dainik Asam, Agradoot, Sadin, Sagira, Mousam, Rongmon, Mukuta and Jilmil. Bina Sarma, my mother, also published 35 books, 20 of which were written for children. Despite her busy schedule, Ma rendered her social service in and around the district.
She was closely associated with Sewashram, Nagaon, and the Lekhika Sangstha. She was also the recipient of a number awards, including Teachers Excellence Award in 2004, Krishnapriya Hazarika Award in 2002, Best Children’s Literature Award and Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019.
Her sudden demise has created a void in our family. I pray to the Almighty to grant eternal peace to her departed soul.
– Shyamalima Sharma