Amal Prabha Das

Article: “Amal Prabha Das remembered on 111th birth anniversary”


  • Amal Prabha Das was a reformer and Gandhian who along with her mother, Hemaprabha Das, set up a Sabarmati-style ashram in the Sarania Hills near Guwahati.
  • Amal Prabha also set up the Guwahati Yubak Sevadal with school and college students to fight untouchability.
  • The Government of India honoured her in 1954, with the award of Padma Shri, the fourth highest Indian civilian award for her contributions to the society.
  • A recipient of the 1981 Jamnalal Bajaj Award, Das was honoured again by the Government of India with the second highest civilian award of Padma Vibhushan which she declined to accept.
  • The Department of Social Welfare of the Government of Assam has instituted an award in her honour, Amal Prava Das Award which is being awarded for commitment and excellence in social service since 2013.
  • Her life and times have been recorded in the book, A Biography, published in 1986, after her demise.