Kushal Konwar Sarma
Assam, India
Known forElephant doctor
Medical career
FieldSurgery and radiology
AwardsPadma Shri

Kushal Konwar Sarma (Assamese: কুশল কোঁৱৰ শৰ্মা) is an Indian Veterinarian from Assam. Famous as the elephant doctor of Assam, Sarma was awarded the Padma Shri in the field of medicine in 2020.[1]


Sarma is an elephant veterinarian and professor and Head of the department of Surgery and Radiology at the College of Veterinary Science in Guwahati, Assam. Sharma had worked tirelessly to treat animals, mostly elephants. He has tamed 139 captive rogue jumbos. He has also tamed around 100 wild elephants for treatment and translocation. On average, he treats or tames 750-800 elephants a year.[2]



  1. ^ "Assam's 'elephant doctor' awarded Padma Shri: 'This land belongs to the elephants'". The Indian Express. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Finally, Assam's 'Elephant Doctor' gets his dues". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Padma Awards List 2020" (PDF). Padma Awards, Government of India. Retrieved 4 September 2020.