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Poet Munawwar Rana too Returns Sahitya Award

(Last Updated On: 19/10/2015)

Renowned Urdu poet Munawwar Rana on Sunday today joined the group of over 30 authors who have returned their Sahitya Akademi award.

Participating in a televised debate with other writers and politicians, Rana, a big name in contemporary Urdu poetry, said he had decided to return the award because he was dismayed over the recent developments in the country.

“I am returning the Sahitya Akademi award. I won’t accept any award from the government in the future,” he said. “I come from Rae Bareli, politics runs through the street drains in my city but I never cared for it,” the 62 year-old poet, who was awarded the Sahitya Akademi in 2014 for his book ‘Shahdaba’, said.

“I am a Muslim and some may label me as a Pakistani. Many areas in this country are not linked with electricity but Muslims here are linked to Dawood Ibrahim,” the poet said. Rana has voiced concerns against the “growing religious intolerance in India.”

Meanwhile, protesting the “irresponsible” remarks made by various Union ministers against fellow Sahitya Akademi award winning writers, who have over the past two weeks announced their decision to return the honours, Hindi writer Kashinath Singh said he will hand over his award and cash prize on Monday. “Certain ministers from the Centre have made irresponsible remarks against the authors who returned their awards. The authors’ decision have not been taken seriously,” the Varanasi based writer, who won the 2011 award for his fiction “Rehan Par Raghu”, said.

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