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3 January, 2019 08:34:40 AM

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Akimun Rahman to get this year’s award

ANANYA SAHITYA PUROSHKAR 1425
DL Desk
Akimun Rahman to get this year’s award

Eminent writer-researcher Dr Akimun Rahman will be honoured with this year’s ‘Ananya Sahitya Puroshkar 1425’ (Ananya Literary Award) for her immense contributions to the field of essay, research and literature.

The award will be handed over to the recipient at a ceremony on Saturday at the Poet Sufia Kamal Auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum in Shahbag of the capital.

Poet Asad Chowdhury will attend the ceremony as chief guest, while noted essayist and researcher Professor Begum Akter Kamal will be present as special guest. Ananya Editor Tasmima Hossain will preside over the programme.

Born in 1960 in Narayanganj, Dr Akimun completed her bachelor’s and master’s degree from the Dhaka University and did her PhD under prolific writer Humayun Azad.

Akimun Rahman’s notable works include ‘Bibi Theke Begum’, ‘Sonar Khorkuto’, ‘Purusher Prithibite Ek Meye’, ‘Raktapuje Gethe Jawa Machhi’, ‘Eisab Nibhrita Kuhak’, ‘Jiboner Purono Brittanto’, ‘Nirantar Purush Bhabna’, ‘Pouranik Purush’, ‘Sakshi Kebal Chaitra Maser Din’, ‘Jokhon Ghasera Amar Boro’, and ‘Achin Alokkumar O Naganya Manabi’.

The fortnightly Ananya introduced the literary award for women in Bengali year 1401.

Since 1993, ‘Ananya Sahitya Puroshkar’ has been conferred on eminent women writers for their contributions in the field of literature.

So far, the award has been given to distinguished people like Selina Hossain, Rizia Rahman, Dr Nilima Ibrahim, Dilara Hasem, Rabeya Khatun, Dr Sanjida Khatun, Shaheed Jananai Jahanara Imam, Nurjahan Begum, Razia Khan, Purobi Basu, Anowara Syed Haque, Makbula Manzur, Saleha Chowdhury, Nurjahan Bose, Maleka Begum, Dr Niaz Zaman, Jahanara Nowshin, Sonia Nisat Amin, Kazi Rosy, Begum Akter Kamal and Begum Mushtari Shafi.

KK

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Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

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