Sheela was born in 1935 in the Northeast Indian state of Assam, later he moved to Dhaka (East Pakistan at that time.) She completed her graduate studies at Jagannath Barooah College, (Assam). Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal remembered the contributions of Sheela’s to the Assamese literature and education. She was ill for the past few months and was admitted to the hospital in Guwahati on Sunday where she last breathed. The Government of India awarded her the fourth highest civilian honor of the Padma Shri, in 2008, for her contributions to society.