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Dec 12, 2018
9:43PM

Kashmiri writer Mushtaq Ahmad Tantray bags Sahitya Academy Award

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Prominent Kashmiri short-story writer and eminent broadcaster Mushtaq Ahmad Tantray bagged this year’s Sahitya Academy Award for his collection of short stories “AAKH’’. 


Mr Tantray is presently posted as Head of the Regional News Unit at Radio Kashmir Srinagar. 

The annual awards by the National Academy of Literature for twenty-four Indian languages were announced at a press conference in New Delhi today. 

“AAKH” is a collection of eighteen short-stories. It was chosen amongst thirteen books that had reached the final stage for the Kashmiri language. The book published in the year 2012 has been widely appreciated by the literary circles of Kashmiri language. 

It has earlier bagged the best book award in Kashmiri at the state level from State Academy of Art, Culture and Languages for the year 2014.

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