Noted Hindi writer Amar Kant selected for `Vyas Samman`
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Last Updated: Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 18:47
New Delhi: Well known Hindi writer Amar Kant has been selected for the prestigious 'Vyas Samman' for his outstanding novel 'Inhin Hathiyaron Se'.

85-year-old Kant has been selected for the award constituted by K K Birla Foundation by a jury headed by Prof Surya Prasad Dixit, a release said here today.

The award, which is given to an outstanding Hindi literary work published during the last ten years since 1991, carries a cash prize of Rs 2.5 lakh.

The novel 'Inhin Hathiyaron Se' revolves around incidents between the Quit India movement and independence in 1947 against the background of rural Ballia region.

Kant, a freedom fighter, was born in Bhagdalpur village in eastern UP's Ballia district.

He started his career as a journalist.

His first story 'Babu' was published in 1949 and one of his most celebrated stories is 'Dopahar Ka Bhojan'.


First Published: Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 18:47

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