Eminent poets Sanaul Haque and Abid Anwar are among the recipients of this year’s Bangla Academy Literary Award for their contribution to Bangla literature.
Director General of the academy Prof Shamsuzzamn Khan
announced the names of the award winners on Monday from the Mela Mancha (fair
stage) of the month-long Ekushey Book Fair.
He said that the executive
working committee of the academy selected the winners of the prestigious award
based on the decision of the jury board.
Other winners of the award
include Harishanker Jaldas in folk literature (Katha Sahitya) category and
Sanath Kumar Saha in essay.
Sirajul Haque won the award in the research
category, Fakhrul Alam in translation literature, Mahbub Talukder in children’s
literature, Mahbub Alam for his contribution in Liberation War-related writings
and Tapan Chakrabarty in science, technology and environment
However, no-one was selected for the travelogue, playwright and
autobiography categories as no suitable candidates were found.