The advisory board of ‘Abu Rushd Memorial Committee’ has decided to award Anwara Syed Hoq and Wasi Ahmed, the first-ever ‘Abu Rushd Literary Award’- 21 for their novels ‘Chokh’ and ‘Borofkol’ respectively.
Each of the awardees will receive Tk 50,000 cash and a certificate, said a press release.
Each of the authors will receive a certificate and a medal.
This year, Abu Rushd Literary Award, has been introduced in the memory of the eminent writer, scholar, academic, government servant, and freedom fighter Professor Abu Rushd Matinuddin (1919-2010).
Each year on his birthday on December 25, the award will be given to recognise the creative works of Bangladeshi authors in different categories.
In a recent meeting chaired by Professor Serajul Islam Choudhury, announced their name while the members of the advisory board M Syedduzzaman, retired Major General FR Mamun, Professor Abdullah Abu Sayeed, Selina Hossain, Khushi Kabir, Sara Zaker, Abu Kamal, Shaheen Rushd and Dr Syed Sadrul Huda, were present on the occasion.