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Nirmalendu Goon, Rajkumar Singha and Swakrita Noman win BRAC Bank-Samakal Shahitya Puroshkar 2015
Nirmalendu Goon, Rajkumar Singha and Swakrita Noman won ‘BRAC Bank-Samakal Shahitya Puroshkar 2015’.

Nirmalendu Goon won the award for his book ‘Rakkha Koru Hey Bhoirab’ in the poetry and novel category, Rajkumar Singha for her book ‘Moitreyi Ney, Moitreyi Ase’ in the essay, autobiography, travel story and translation category, and Swakrita Noman for his book ‘Kalkeuter Shukh’ in ‘Humayun Ahmed Young Writer’ category.

BRAC Bank and Daily Samakal launched the literary award in 2011 to inspire writers and litterateurs to further enriching Bangla literature with their creative works. Later Young Writer’s Award was dedicated in memory of late legendary novelist Humayun Ahmed.

The award was announced at a program at Bangabandhu International Conference Center in Dhaka on May 27, 2016. Finance Minister Mr. AMA Muhith was the Chief Guest. Daily Samakal Publisher Mr. A. K. Azad, Daily Samakal Executive Editor Mr. Mustafiz Shafi, Managing Director & CEO of BRAC Bank Limited Mr. Selim R. F. Hussain, literary personalities and social elites of the country attended the award program.

Winners in each category received Tk. 1 lac as the prize money. The winners also received the crest and citation. The three winning books were selected from books published in the year 2015.

Since its inception the literary award has generated huge enthusiasm in literary community of Bangladesh. A total of 472 books were submitted this year for the three categories. A panel of jury comprising Prof. Mustafa Nurul Islam, Prof. Sirajul Islam Chowdhury, Poet Asad Chowdhury and novelist Selina Hossain selected the winning books.

This literary award will inspire creative minds and will provide writers especially the young writers a platform to practice and flourish in literature. Reader community will get quality books.

BRAC Bank and Samakal will work together to make this award the most prestigious and coveted literary award in Bangladesh. Winning of the award will be of a thing of great pride for writers and litterateurs.
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