Author Gulam Nabi Aatish gets Sahitya Akademi award

Srinagar: Noted Kashmiri writer and poet Gulam Nabi Aatish`s book ‘Nov Kehtsha Mentsha’ has bagged the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award in the best children`s literature category.

“The award will be conferred on Aatish, author of over 20 books, at Kolkota on Children`s Day,” Kashmiri Advisory Board convener Aziz Hajni said in a statement in Srinagar.

The award comprises a cash prize of Rs 51,000, a citation and a robe of honour.

‘Nov Kehtsha Mentsha,’ which means something new, is likely to be translated in over 12 languages.