• Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Riton rhymes along

Shah Alam Shazu
Lutfar Rahman Riton, Dhutturi,

Lutfar Rahman Riton is a very popular child litterateur of the country.  He won Sikandar Abu Zafar Literature Award for his first book of rhymes “Dhutturi” published in 1982. The following year, he was awarded Agrani Bank Children's Literature Award for the same project.
The writer has over a hundred books to his name. He was accorded the prestigious Bangla Academy Award in 2007 and Dhaka University Award in 1984 for writing. Riton also received Television Nattoshilpi and Nattokar Sangsad Medal in 1997 and won Agrani Bank Children's Literature Award for the second time.
However, the child litterateur thinks that people's love is a great award for him, and wants to continue writing for readers lifelong.
Liberation War Museum initiator and an honourable fellow of Bangla Academy, Lutfar Rahman Riton was born in Dhaka. He also edited monthly juvenile magazine “Asanna” published from Biswa Sahitta Kendro. Apart from this, he edited monthly magazine “Chhotoder Kagaj” for children.   
He served at BTV as an anchor for long. He was also known as a dramatist. But he loved presenting himself as a writer and wanted to involve in writing till his last days.
Meanwhile, at this year's Ekushey Book Fair, five books by him have been published. Of them, the publication house, Anannya, published “Lilliputer Chhoto Bhai”, “Jagoroner Chhora”, “Bhuter Sathe Dekha Holo” and “Joy Bangla Joy Mujibur” while Bangla Prakash, another house, published “Tukro Smritir Malagulo”.
Riton expressed his joy for holding the bigger portion of the fair at Suhrawardy Uddyan this time. “Due to the new set up, the readers can buy books in a relaxed mood,” he said. He wished the fair a great success.

Published: 12:00 am Thursday, February 06, 2014

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