11 receive coveted Bangla Academy Shahitya Puroshkar

United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka
Recipients of Bangla Academy Literary Award pose with prime minister Sheikh Hasina in the ceremony at the academy in Dhaka on Monday. — Focusbangla photo

Recipients of Bangla Academy Literary Award pose with prime minister Sheikh Hasina in the ceremony at the academy in Dhaka on Monday. — Focusbangla photo

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday 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 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 Anisuzzaman chaired the inaugural session. Bangla Academy director general Shamsuzzaman Khan delivered the welcome speech.

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