The Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM), a prominent B school, honoured different individuals from the the world of literature and journalism at its campus in Kolkata on Tuesday.
As part of the honouring, the Surama Chowdhury Memorial Award 2011 will be conferred to three Bangladeshi intellectuals - Akhtar Ur Jamal Ilyas, Emabdul haq Milan, Selina Hossain besides one Indian Prafulla Roy at the 3rd Bangladesh Book Fair at Dhaka, Moloy Chadhuri, Director, IIPM said.
Along with this seven more awards were given away in varied fields like healthcare, film making and sports.
Most of the awards carried a gold medal and Rs 1 lakh as cash.
"These awards convey the philosophy of the institute. We want to reach out to the students and the masses across the nation by appreciating the effort of people who have contributed extensively in their respectiver fields," he said.