Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will present the award crests to the winners in the inaugural ceremony of the upcoming Ekushey Boi Mela
Names of ten authors have been announced as the winners of Bangla Academy Sahitya Puraskar 2019. The names of the winners were announced by Bangla Academy Director General Habibullah Sirajee, at a press conference held at Bangla Academy's Poet Shamsur Rahman Seminar Room auditorium on Thursday.
The award winners are Wasi Ahmed for fiction, Makid Haider for poetry, Swarochish Sarker for research article, Khairul Alam Sabuj for translation, Faruk Moinuddin for autobiography, memoir or travelogue, Ratan Siddiki for theatre, Nadira Majumder for science and science-fiction, Rahim Shah for children's literature, Simon Zakaria for folklore, and Bir Uttam Rafiqul Islam for Liberation War research.
Bangla Academy's Additional Secretary Mohammad Anwar Hossain, Directors Aparesh Kumar Banerjee, KM Mujaheedul Islam, Jalal Ahmed, Mohammad Mizanur Rahman, Culture Subdivision's Deputy Director Nurunnahar Khanam, and Public Relations Officer poet Pias Majid were also present at the press conference.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will present the award crests to the winners during the inaugural ceremony of the upcoming Ekushey Boi Mela, to be held on February 2. The award winners will also receive a certificate and an honorarium of Tk3 lakh as part of the award.