The prominent Urdu writer Tarannum Riyaz’s book, Mera Rakht-e-Safar has bagged the best book award for the year 2009-10 announced by the JK Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, a spokesman of the Academy said in a statement.
He said besides Tarannum, books of eight other writers in different languages bagged the awards. In Kashmiri, the award has gone to Yim Maine Sokhan, a collection of poetry and short stories by Amin Kamil. Ved Rahi’s book on Lal Ded has been declared as the best book in Dogri language.
In English, Dr Farooq Fayaz’s Kashmiri Folklore has bagged the prize, while Rang Rutan Gulzar of Sabir Mirza and Jaan-e-Gazal of Jan Muhammad Hakeem have bagged the award in Pahari and Gojri languages respectively, in Punjabi, Band Darwazey Da Birtand by Harbhajan Singh Sagar and in Hindi, Me Samunder Hi Ho Sakta Tha by Shyam Bihari and Gan Shar Sems Ki Melong by Tsering Chospal in Ladhakhi have bagged the prizes respectively.
The award carries a cash prize of Rs 51000, citations and shawls, the spokesman said.
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