ART & CULTURE
AMN President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday conferred the 52nd Jnanpith Award on eminent Bengali poet Professor Sankha Ghosh at a function in New Delhi. He was awarded for his outstanding contribution in the field of literature.Speaking on the occasion, Mr Mukherjee said, an ardent writer of Bengali poetry,literary works of Prof.Ghosh reflect a rare poetic … Continue reading President Mukherjee confers Jnanpith Award to Professor Sankha Ghosh
From: Utpal Borpujari A man’s dressing gown with a lining made of woven textile depicting the life of Lord Krishna and believed to be of the same origin as the Vrindavani Vastra, one of the most-revered piece of art in Assam created by 15th century saint and social reformer Srimanta Sankardeva, will be on display … Continue reading Dressing gown with Assam’s Vrindavani Vastra lining put on show at UK Museum
AMN India’s Ace Hindustani classical vocalist and Padma Bhusahan awardee, Kishori Amonkar passed away in Mumbai Monday evening. She was 84. She was considered to be one of the foremost singers in the Hindustani tradition and is an innovator of the Jaipur gharana, or a community of musicians sharing a distinctive musical style. Kishori Amonkar … Continue reading Ace Hindustani classical vocalist Kishori Amonkar died
AMN Noted Gujarati poet and ghazal writer Chinu Modi passed away in Ahmedabad last evening, he was 78 and hospitalised last week after severe heart attack. Born on 30th September 1939, Chinu Modi has made a great contribution to Gujarati literature with his poetry, plays, novels and stories. Born in Vijapur town in North Gujarat, … Continue reading Gujarati poet Chinu Modi passes away, PM condoles
AMN / Kolkata Famous folk singer and leader of Bengali folk band “Dohar” Kalika Prasad Bhattacharjee was today killed in a car accident, in which five others were critically wounded after their vehicle fell on a ditch at Gurap in the Hoogly district, police said. The singer, in his mid 40s, was declared brought dead … Continue reading Famous folk singer Kalika Prasad dies in road accident
AMN Union Minister for Human Resources Development Prakash Javdekar today asserted that the Central Government is committed to preserve all Indian languages along with Sanskrit, which is known as the mother language. He was addressing a gathering at the Seventh Convocation Ceremony of the Kavikulguru Kalidas Sanskrit University at Ramtek near Nagpur today. Mentioning that … Continue reading Centre committed to preserve Sanskrit :Javdekar
Popular Gujarati writer and noted play writer Tarak Mehta passed away this morning at his Ahmedabad residence. He was 87 and suffering from age related illness since long. The famous humorist was best known for his column “Duniya Ne Undha Chasma” in Mumbai based Gujarati news weekly “Chitralekha”. He was awarded Padma Shri in 2015. … Continue reading Popular Gujarati Writer Tarak Mehta Passes Away at 87
AMN / Renowned novelist and playwright Bano Qudsia, passed away in Lahore on Saturday. She was 88. Bano was born on Nov 28, 1928, in the Ferozepur district of pre-partition India. Most famous for her novel Raja Gidh, Qudsia also authored several other novels, short stories and screenplays in Urdu and Punjabi. She held a … Continue reading Renowned Urdu author Bano Qudsia passes away
AMN / President Pranab Mukherjee has said that Literature plays a vital role in national integration and communal harmony. Bengali language has an history of almost 1000 years and Bengali literature has strengthened the nation, Mukherjee said. Inaugurating the 89th Annual Literacy Conference of the Nikhil Bharat Banga Sahitya Sammelan in Bengaluru Yesterday, President said … Continue reading Literature plays vital role in national integration, communal harmony: President
AMN/ New Delhi Eminent modern Bengali Poet Shankha Ghosh has been selected for Jnanpith Award for the year 2016. Born in 1932, Shankha Ghosh is a prolific poet, critic and academician and an authority on Tagore, whose poetic idiom and experiments with various poetic forms mark his greatness as a creative talent. His poems convey … Continue reading Jnanpith Award -2016 goes to Eminent Bengali Poet Shankha Ghosh
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