Guwahati: Assamese writer and journalist Anuradha Sarma Pujari on Thursday won the Sahitya Akademi Award 2021 for her novel 'Yat Ekhon Aranya Asil'.
Apart from being a well-known journalist, the 57-year-old Sarma Pujari is also the editor of Assamese weekly Sadin. She has authored many books and some of them are 'Hriday Ek Bigyapan', 'Nil Prajapati', 'Mereng', 'Kanchen' and so on.
She was born in 1964 in upper Assam's Jorhat district and completed her Masters in Sociology from Dibrugarh University.
Notably, as a writer, she gained popularity with her column Kolkatar Sithi in Asom Bani and later she won fame with her novel Hriday Ek Bigyapan, published in 1998.
Earlier, she got Bishnu Rava Award for her novel Mereng and in 2003 she was also honoured with Kumar Kishore Memorial Literary Award from Asom Sahitya Sabha.
Meanwhile, two writers from Assam named Abhijit Bora and Mrinal Kalita received Sahitya Akademi Yuba Puraskar and Bal Sahitya Puraskar respectively.