Source : Times of India
The family of late poet Inqulab(born as Shahul Hameed) has decided not to accept the Sahitya Akademi award announced for him, the poet’s son said on Thursday .
The Sahitya Akadmei announced the award on Thursday in New Delhi for Inqulab’s collection of poems.
“My father was not running behind any award. He wrote expecting action by authorities against him and not expecting any award. He had told us that he will decline the Sahitya Akademi award, if he was given one,” S. Inqulab, Assistant Professor at Quaide Milleth College near here, told IANS.
“My father would have certainly declined the award if he was alive today. If we accept the award now, it will be an insult to him,” S. Inqulab said.