Bijay Kumar bags Madan Puraskar

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Sep 13, 2015-

The 2071 Madan Puraskar has been awarded to writer Bijay Kumar for his book Khusi. The book, a collection of autobiographical essays, was published last year. The revelation, that Kumar would get the award, was made by journalist Kunda Dixit through a tweet on Friday. As part of the award, Kumar will also get a cash prize of Rs 200,000. The Madan Puraskar Guthi has also decided to award the Jagadamashree Puraskhar to Angur Baba Joshi for her lifelong contribution to the Nepali language and Nepali society.

Similarly, the Padmashree has been jointly awarded to Upendra Subba for his anthology of short stories, Lato Pahad, and to Mohan Mainali, for his book Mantha Darayeko Jug. The comedian duo of Madan Krishna Shrestha and Haribansha Acharya have been awarded the Padmashree Sadhana Samman award for their contribution to Nepali society and the arts.

Published: 13-09-2015 08:20

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