Nirmita Sarma was born on 25th of December 1990, in Guwahati, the capital city of the state of Assam, India. She belongs to a lesser known, but well-to-do Assamese family, which has associated itself, however inconsistently with world literature and education. She was schooled early because of her precocious nature, which later became a cause of stress for the young girl, who began to feel alienated studying in a girls’ convent. She is an averagely intellectual girl, who had a rigorous upbringing. From her early teenage, she had compiled a large number of poems in the form of random verses and unfinished plots for plays and short stories, but scared of dejection from her family, she ended up destroying most of the pieces.
During her tenth standard, she came up with a formal announcement that she will write, but her decision was shunned by her family, who were obviously not pleased, and she had to continue her higher secondary education. But she rebelled against her parents and secretly continued writing alongside her school work, under pseudonyms. No one in the family was aware of her desire to write and indeed, it was her own inability to express her feelings in speech, for which it was difficult for anyone to understand her. It was when, later her father, Dr. Jamini Sarma (now a retired physician) read through her completed draft of Shadows Linger Until Dusk in the year of 2010, he accepted her decision was not baseless and gave his consent to his daughter for the publication of her first complete novel.
Thus from being a small town girl, Nirmita now studies English Literature in Kamala Nehru College, under the University of Delhi since 2011. Late in November 2013, her first book, Shadows Linger Until Dusk under her pseudonym Cyril Cliffette got published from Partridge, A Penguin Company, and is currently available through online shopping sites through the Internet.