Seven personalities have been awarded with the Bangla Academy Shahitya Puroshkar for 2017 for their outstanding contributions to their respective field of literature.
Director General of Bangla Academy Professor Shamsuzzaman Khan announced the names at a press briefing today at the Bangla Academy Shaheed Munir Chowdhury auditorium in Dhaka.
The recipients are Abu Hasan Shariar (poetry), Shamsuzzaman (literature), Morshed Shafiul Hasan (essay and research) Dr Niaz Zaman (translation), Dr MA Hasan (literature on Liberation War), Noor Jahan Bose (autobiography/memories/traveling ) and Rashed Rouf (juvenile literature).
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina would hand over the awards to the recipients in the upcoming Book Fair on February 1. Each winner of the Bangla Academy Shahitya Puroshkar would get Taka 1 lakh cash, a crest and a certificate, the handout said.