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`.