Noted Hindi writer Amar Kant selected for `Vyas Samman`

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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