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Gujarati poet Chinu Modi passes away, PM condoles

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

Famous folk singer Kalika Prasad dies in road accident

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

Centre committed to preserve Sanskrit :Javdekar

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 Tarak Mehta Passes Away at 87

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

Renowned Urdu author Bano Qudsia passes away

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

Literature plays vital role in national integration, communal harmony: President

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

Jnanpith Award -2016 goes to Eminent Bengali Poet Shankha Ghosh

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

24 poets, authors get Sahitya Akademi Award 2106..

  The Sahitya Academy on December 21 announced the names of 24 poets and authors who will be conferred the prestigious 2016 Sahitya Akademi Award. This award has recognised premier works in 24 Indian languages that includes 8 books of poetry, 7 books of short stories, 5 books of novels, 2 books of criticism and … Continue reading 24 poets, authors get Sahitya Akademi Award 2106..

Ustad Bismillah Khan Shehnais stolen from Varanasi

AMN / Uttar Pradesh police yet to make any headway into recovery of five stolen Shehnais of Bharat Ratna​ Ustad Bismillah Khan​ in Varanasi. Five Shehnais made of Silver and gold went missing from the house of late Ustad​’s​ son’s house which came into light on Sunday night.​ The family of the maestro had recently … Continue reading Ustad Bismillah Khan Shehnais stolen from Varanasi

Renowned Hindi & Bhojpuri writer Dr. Viveki Rai passes away

Renowned Hindi and Bhojpuri litterateur Dr Viveki Rai passed away today in a Varanasi hospital after illness. 92-year- old Dr Rai was born in 1924 in Ballia district of eastern Uttar Pradesh. He was cremated at Madikarnika ghat in Varanasi. Union Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha paid him floral tributes. Dr Viveki Rai … Continue reading Renowned Hindi & Bhojpuri writer Dr. Viveki Rai passes away

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