Banglanews24 Editor to be given Oihik Moitree Award

Staff Correspondent

20 November, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Banglanews24 Editor to be given Oihik Moitree Award

Banglanews24 Editor Jewel Mazhar will be honoured with Oihik Moitree Award-2020 for his outstanding contribution to the Bengali literature for four decades.

Oihik, a Kolkata-based literary organisation, will hand over the award to the editor in Media Centre of Kolkata Book Fair in early February in 2020.

A team of Oihik comprising its editor Tomal Roy, poet Subrata Sarkar and Megh Adity visited Banglanews24 office in the capital’s Bashundhara Residential Area to hand over a announcement letter in this regard.

Oihik Editor Tomal Roy said that Jewel Mazhar is one of the most iconic poets now.

He said: “In his early youth, Jewel Mazhar started writing in his own style and mannerism. The man, through his masterful poetry, wonderfully depicts life and nature of Bengal infusing local colours and cadence.”

Jewel Mazhar was born in Kendua Upazila of Netrokona in 1962. He was recognized for a number of books including ‘Darjighare Ekrat’ (A Night at the Tailoring Shop).

On October 26 this year, Jewel Mazhar received Jibananda Poetry Award 2019 for his outstanding creative poetic work.