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Kusumagraj literature award for Ved Rahi

By March 15, 2019No Comments

Source : Times of India



Film director and novelist Ved Rahi has been selected for prestigious Kusumagraj national award for literature.

Instituted by the city-based Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU), the Kusumagraj Rashtriya Sahitya Puraskar carries cash prize of Rs one lakh, a memento and a citation.

Rahi will be handed over the award at a function to be held at the YCMOU soon, the varsity stated in a release.

The award is instituted after Jnanpith-laureate Marathi poet and playwright late V V Shirwadkar, popularly known as Kusumagraj.

Born in Jammu in 1933, Rahi has penned seven novels in Dogri language. He was given Sahitya Akademi award for his Dogri novel, ‘Aale’ in 1983.

A prolific writer, he also wrote in Hindi and Urdu languages.

Rahi also made the film ‘Veer Savarkar’ (2001), a biopic on the life of revolutionary Vinayak Damodar Savarkar.

Rahi has written dialogues for several Bollywood movies, including ‘Bejuban’‘Charas’, ‘Mom ki Gudiya’ etc.

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