11 receive Bangla Academy Shahitya Puroshkar | The Daily Star
04:56 PM, February 01, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 05:14 PM, February 01, 2016

11 receive Bangla Academy Shahitya Puroshkar

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today handed over the prestigious Bangla Academy Shahitya Puroshkar to 11 personalities in recognition of their contributions to their respective fields.

The recipients are Altaf Hossain (poetry), Shaheen Akhtar (fiction), Abul Momen and Dr Atiur Rahman (jointly for essay), Moniruzzaman (research), Abdus Selim (translation), Tajul Mohammad (literature on Liberation War), Faruk Chowdhury (biography and travelogue), Masum Reza (drama), Sharif Khan (science, technology and environment) and Sujan Barua (juvenile literature).

The prime minister gave the awards at the inaugural function of the month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair on the Bangla Academy premises.

Bangla Academy Chairman and Professor Emeritus at Dhaka University Dr Anisuzzaman chaired the inaugural session. Bangla Academy Director General Shamsuzzaman Khan delivered the welcome speech.

Stay updated on the go with The Daily Star Android & iOS News App. Click here to download it for your device.

Grameenphone:
Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 22222

Robi:
Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 2222


Banglalink:
Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 2225

Leave your comments

Top News

Top News

Top