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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

Bob Dylan accepts Nobel Prize in literature

US singer-songwriter Bob Dylan says, he accepts his Nobel Prize in literature, ending a silence since being awarded the prize earlier this month. The Nobel Foundation in a statement said, the honour had left him “speechless”. The award to the star was announced on the 13th of this month for having created new poetic expressions … Continue reading Bob Dylan accepts Nobel Prize in literature

Nobel Prize for Literature goes to US musician and poet Bob Dylan

The 2016 Nobel Prize in literature has been awarded to US musician and poet Bob Dylan. At the hugely-anticipated ceremony in Stockholm today, the Swedish Academy awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature to US poet and musician Bob Dylan. He won the award for creating new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition, … Continue reading Nobel Prize for Literature goes to US musician and poet Bob Dylan

Hindi and Urdu writer Reoti Saran Sharma passes away

Well known Hindi and Urdu writer Reoti Saran Sharma died in New Delhi today. He was 92 years. He was a Pioneer in radio plays in All India Radio and was conferred with Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for 2007 for his contribution to theatre. He was also awarded Sahitya Kala Parishad and Ghalib Award.

HINDI IS THE SOUL OF INDIANESS, SAYS PRESIDENT

AMN/ The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee presented the Rajbhasha awards on the occasion of Hindi Diwas at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan today . Speaking on the occasion, the President extended his greetings and felicitations to fellow countrymen on the occasion of Hindi Diwas. He said Hindi is the soul of Indianess and … Continue reading HINDI IS THE SOUL OF INDIANESS, SAYS PRESIDENT

Hindi Divas being celebrated throughout country

Hindi Divas is being celebrated throughout the country today. President Pranab Mukherjee will present the Rajbhasha awards at Rashtrapati Bhawan. The Rajbhasha awards were instituted by the Department of Official Language of Home Ministry to recognize the excellent contribution of Ministries, Departments and Nationalized Banks in the field of Hindi. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER LIKE … Continue reading Hindi Divas being celebrated throughout country

Renowned Punjabi writer Gurdial Singh passes away

Renowned Punjabi author and Jnanpith awardee Gurdial Singh passed away at Bathinda today. He was 83. The award-winning Punjabi film, ‘Anne Ghore Da Daan’ (Alms of the Blind Horse), was also based on his Punjabi novel with the same title. He rose to popularity with the publication of his novel ‘Marhi Da Deeva’ in 1964 … Continue reading Renowned Punjabi writer Gurdial Singh passes away

Eminent writer-activist Mahasweta Devi passes away

S MOIN / KOLKATA Eminent writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi passed away today after prolonged illness at a private hospital in Kolkata. For few day she was on ventilator.  The 90-year-old writer-activist, who is known for her dedicated service for the welfare of tribal in different parts of India, was suffering from kidney and … Continue reading Eminent writer-activist Mahasweta Devi passes away

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