Eminent Assamese litterateur Sashi Sarma passed away due to age related ailments. Sarma also an academic, intellectual and a living example of Hindu-Muslim unity in Assam had authored nearly 100 books. The last book of the retired professor of Nalbari College was titled ‘Antim Jatra’ which was released last year. Sarma had received the Soviet Nehru Award in 1968 and the Sitanath Brahma Chowdhury Award.
As per Sarma’s wish to donate his body for medical research, his mortal remains were taken in a procession from Nalbari and handed over to the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital on Wednesday. His eyes were donated to the Sri Sankardeva Netralaya hospital. The writer has also donated his residential house here to the CPI(M) party.