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12 November, 2017 10:36:03 AM

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Jyoti Prakash, Mozaffar to receive this year’s award

HUMAYUN AHMED LITERARY AWARD 2017
Jyoti Prakash, Mozaffar to receive this year’s award

cJyoti Prakash Dutta and Mojaffor Hossain have been selected for this year’s ‘Exim Bank-Anyadin Humayun Ahmed Sahitya Puruskar 2017’ (Exim Bank-Anyadin Humayun Ahmed Literary Award). 

Jyoti Prakash Dutta in recognition of his contribution to the field of literature will receive the award, while Mozaffor Hossain for his novel ‘Otit Ekta Vindesh’ has been selected in the young writer category.

Ahead of late iconic Humayun Ahmed’s birth anniversary on November 13, the award will be presented at a ceremony today (November 12) at the Abdul Karim Sahitya Bisharad Auditorium of Bangla Academy, in the capital. Besides, Jyoti Prakash Dutta will receive Tk 5 lakh and Mojaffor Hossain will receive Tk 1 lakh along with crest, Uttorio and certificate.

Presided over by Professor Emeritus Anisuzzaman, Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith will attend the award ceremony as chief guest, while Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor will be present as special guest.

At the ceremony, Meher Afroz Shaon, wife of Humayun Ahmed, will present the songs of Humayun Ahmed.

To note, after the death of iconic novelist Humayun Ahmed, Exim Bank and fortnightly magazine Anaydin jointly introduced ‘Exim Bank-Anyadin Humayun Ahmed Sahitya Puruskar’ to recognise two writers every year on November 12, on the eve of Humayun’s birth anniversary.

Last year, novelist Hasan Azizul Haque received the award for his contribution to Bangla literature and Sikrita Noman awarded in the young writer category  for his novel ‘Kalkeuter Suk’ (The happiness of Cobra). In the year 2015, Shawkat Ali received the award for his lifetime literary work and Sadia Mahjabin Imam in juvenile literature categories for her book ‘Pa’.

NS

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