'Lifetime Achievement Award' Conferred upon Padma Shri Kushal Konwar Sarma
GUWAHATI: Padma Shri Dr. Kushal Konwar Sarma has been honoured with lifetime achievement award by Kaziranga Wild Life Society on February 27.
Dr Kushal Konwar Sarma who hails from Barama, in Assam’s Kamrup district even, the elephant doctor, works actively on the field every weekend.
It is to be mentioned that for the last 32 years, Dr Sarma hasn’t taken a single weekend off to treat more than 700 jumbos, both wild and rogue bulls, every year. He is also a pioneer of the remote tranquilising injection technique in the North East.
From tranquilising and capturing 139 rogue jumbos to rescuing and treating hundreds of captive and injured elephants over the years, Dr Sarma has contributed to the conservation of the Asian Elephants in India. Notably, he holds a world record for this feat.