Bangla Academy Literary Award 2017 

Bangla Academy has been providing the most prestigious literary award of our country entitled “Bangla Academy Shahitya Purashkar (Bangla Academy Literary Award)” since 1960. Awardees of this prestigious literary acclaim on the year 2017 are:

  1. Poetry : Abu Hasan Shahriar

  2. Fiction : Shahaduz Zaman

  3. Essay and Research : Morshed Shafiul Hassan

  4. Translation : Dr. Niaz Zaman

  5. Liberation War based Literature : Dr. M.A.Hassan

  6. Autobiography/Memoirs : Noorjahan Bose

  7. Children’s Literature : Rashed Rauf

Prize money of the award in each category is worth about 100,000 taka. Honourable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina handed over the prize money, certificate and crest to the awardees.

 

Rabindra Award 2016  

Bangla Academy has introduced this award on the eve of the 150th birthday of Bishwa-Kobi Rabindra Nath Tagore. This award is generally granted to the awardees as recognition of their lifelong devout on Tagore’s work and particularly in terms of research and criticism on the writings of this mythical man in Bengali literature. Syed Akram Hossain was awarded for his lifetime contribution in research on Tagore’s literature and eminent Rabindra Sangeet exponent Tapan Mahmud was awarded for his overall contribution in exercise of Tagore’s songs in the Rabindra Purashkar 2016.

 

Syed Waliullah Award 2016

Bangla Academy introduced “Syed Waliullah award in the book fair organized by Bangla Academy in London (2011). The fair was organized to recognize the writers in abroad for their special contribution in the field of exercising Bengali language, literature and culture. Earlier this award was known as “Bangla Academy Probashi Lekhak (Expatriate Writers’ Award).” It was worth about 50,000 Tk. Those who have received the Syed WaliUllah Award 2016 are:

  • Poet Shamim Azad (expatriate Bangladeshi) and

  • Writer/Translator Nazmun Nesa Piari (expatriate Bangladesh).

A cheque amounting to fifty thousands of taka, certificate and crest of honour were handed over to the awarded writers in the concluding ceremony of the Amar Ekushey Grantha Mela (Book Fair).

 

 Sadat Ali Akhand Shahitya Purashkar 2016

Bangla Academy had been offering this award since 1990 to acknowledge the special contribution and creative talent of the literary figures in the contemporary Bengali literature. Bangla Academy is regulating the routine activities of the award with the money donated by the family and friends of Maulavi Sadat Ali Akhand.

Award money of this prize is worth about 50,000/ Tk. BDT.

 

Halima-Sharfuddin Bigyan- Lekhak Purashkar  1420-21

Bangla Academy distributes this bi-annual award as an acknowledgement to the special contribution of the popular science and technology book writers in remembrance of Professor Sharfuddin and Halima Begum. Prize money of the award is around 30,000/ Tk. Noted science writer Asif has received the award. Bangla Academy hosts this award being financed by Dr. Abdullah Al Muti Sharfuddin. The awarded writer was endowed with a cheque of around 30,000/ Tk. Along with a certificate and crest of honour in the annual meeting of the General Assembly of Bangla Academy.

 

Awards offered in the year 2016 to commemorate eminent personalities of different spheres            

Names of the awardees of the respective awards including Chittaranjan Saha award, Munier Choudhury award, Rokanuzzaman Khan (Dadabhai) award, Artist Qayyum Chowdhury awards as directed under the auspices of Bangla Academy:

Chittaranjan Saha Memorial Award

Sl. No.

Publishing House

Name and Address of the awardee

Merit of the award

1

Journeyman Books

Tarik Sujat

For publishing highest number of books on different subjects and in conformity with good quality

Shaheed Munier Choudhury Memorial Award

Sl. No.

Publishing House

Name and Address of the awardee

Merit of the award

1.

Prothoma Prokashan

Jafar Ahmed Rashed,

Manager

Quality of printing and aesthetic value

2.

Maola Brothers

Ahmed Mahmudul Haque

Proprietor

3.

Puthiniloy

Tushar Prasun

Proprietor

Rokanuzzaman Khan Dadabhai award

Sl. No.

Publishing House

Name and Address of the awardee

Merit of the award

1.

Chandrabati Academy

Mohammad Kamruzzaman Khandoker

Proprietor

For publishing highest number of quality books for children

Artist Qayyum Chowdhury award

Sl. No.

Publishing House

Name and Address of the awardee

Merit of the award

1.

Batighar

Dipankar Das,

Proprietor

Aesthetical stall/pavilion decoration

2.

Sangbed

Parvez Hossain,

Proprietor

3.

Panjeree publications Ltd.

Kawsar Hossain,

Proprietor