Bangla Academy Literary Award
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The Bangla Academy Literary Award, or Bangla Academy Shahitya Puroshkar (Bengali: বাংলা একাডেমি সাহিত্য পুরস্কার), is given by the Bangla Academy of Bangladesh in recognition of creative genius in advancement and overall contribution in the field of Bengali language and literature.
It was introduced in 1960 and recognized six categories: poetry, novels, short stories, essays, juvenile literature and translation. Beginning in 1985, two more awards were introduced to recognize overall contributions to Bengali language and literature.
At present, the Bangla Academy award is given in three fields:
- Poetry, novel, and short story
- Research, essay, and science
- Translation, drama, and juvenile literature
- 1960 - Abul Mansur Ahmed, Farrukh Ahmed, Abul Hashem Khan, Md Barkat Ullah, Khan Mohammad Moinuddin, Askar Ibne Shaikh, Abdullah Hel Kafi
- 1961 - Ahsan Habib, Syed Waliullah, Mobin Uddin Ahmed, Md Abdul Hai, Nurul Momen, Begum Hosney Ara
- 1962 - Shawkat Osman, Sufia Kamal, Abul Fazal, Akbar Ali, Munir Chowdhury, Bonde Ali Mia
- 1963 - Abu Ishaque, Abdul Kadir, Abul Hussain, Ibrahim Khan, Kazi Kader Newaj
- 1964 - Obaidul Huq
- 1965 - Alauddin Al-Azad
- 1967 - Sarder Jayenuddin, Abdul Gaffar Choudhury
- 1968 - Al Mahmud
- 1969 - Nilima Ibrahim, Shamsur Rahman
- 1970 - Satyen Sen
- 1972 - Shohid Shaber Zahir Raihan, Rashid Karim
- 1973 - Rabeya Khatun
- 1974 - Syed Atiqullah
- 1975 - Razia Khan, Abul Hasan (poetry)
- 1976 - Dilara Hashim
- 1978 - Rizia Rahman
- 1979 - Abdus Shakur (writer)
- 1980 - Selina Hossain, Dilwar Khan
- 1981 - Humayun Ahmed, Abdul Mannan Syed
- 1982 - Nirmalendu Goon, Akhtaruzzaman Elias, Ghulam Murshid, Mamunur Rashid, Mustafa Nurul Islam
- 1984 - Rashid Haider, Belal Chowdhury, Rafiq Azad, Muhammad Habibur Rahman
- 1985 - Raiyan-Ul-Hakim
- 1986 - Humayun Azad, Mohammad Rafiq
- 1987 - Asad Chowdhury, Dwijen Sharma
- 1988 - Muhammad Nurul Huda, Abubakar Siddique
- 1993 - Biprodash Barua, Habibullah Serajee
- 1993 - Bashir Al Helal, Khaleda Adib Chowdhury
- 1994 - Wakil Ahmed, Sikdar Aminul Haq
- 1995 - Syed Abul Maksud, Shahriar Kabir
- 1996 - Moinul Ahsan Saber, Syed Manzoorul Islam
- 1997 - No one
- 1998 - Sanjida Khatun, Manju Sarker
- 1999 - Nasreen Jahan
- 2000 - No one
- 2001 - Sahej Preet (poetry), Shamsuzzaman Khan (research), Ali Imam (children literature)
- 2002 - Zahidul Hoque, Mobarak Hossain Khan, Abu Saleh
- 2003 - Abdul Hye Sikder, Saeed-Ur-Rahman, Musharraf Karim
- 2004 - Amjad Hossain, Mojammel Hossain Mintu, Asaddor Ali, Zafar Alam, Muhammad Zafar Iqbal, Faridur Reza Sagar
- 2006 - Abul Kalam Mohammed Zakaria (research), Fakhruzzaman Chowdhury (translation), Moqbula Manzur (novel), Rezauddin Stalin (poetry)
- 2007 - juhi-i-Mowla (poetry), Jatin Sarker (essay), Lutfor Rahman Riton (juvenile literature)
- 2008 - Mahbub Sadique (poetry), Karunamoy Goswami (research), Helena Khan (juvenile literature)
- 2009 - Arunabh Sarkar, Rabiul Hosain
- 2010 - Rubi Rahman, Nasir Ahmed, Bulbul Chowdhury, Khan Sarwar Murshid, Ajoy Roy, Shahjahan Kibria
- 2011 - Ashim Shaha and Kamal Chowdhury (poetry), Anisul Hoque [literature(Katha Sahitya)], Abdullah Abu Sayeed (essay), Biswajit Ghosh (research), Khaliquzzaman Ilias (translation), Belal Muhammad (literature on liberation war affairs), Baren Chakrabarti (Travel story), Ali Ajgar for (science, technology and environment) and Akhter Hossain (child literature)
- 2012 - Abid Anwar (poetry), Sanaul Haque Khan (poetry), Harishanker Jaldas (folk literature), Sanath Kumar Saha (essay), Sirajul Haque (research), Fakrul Alam (translation), Mahbub Talukder (children's literature), Mahbub Alam (Liberation War-related writings), and Tapan Chakrabarty] (science, technology and environment)
- 2013 - Helal Hafiz (poetry), Mofizul Haq (essays), Jasmin Chowdhury and Provangshu Tripura (research-related works), Kaiser Haq (translation), Mahfuzur Rahman (autobiography/memoirs/travelogue), Shahidul Islam (writings on science, technology and environment), Kaiser Chowdhury (children's literature) Aslam Sunny (children’s literature) and Harun Habib (Liberation War-related writings).
- 2014 - Shihab Sarkar (poetry), Zakir Talukder (fiction), Shantanu Kayser (essays), Bhuyian Iqbal (research), Abu Mohammad Delwar Hossain (literature), Moyn Us Sultan (travelogue) and Khaleque bin Zainuddin (children’s literature).
- 2015 - Altaf Hossain (poetry), Shahin Akhter (fiction), Abul Momen (non-fiction), Atiur Rahman (non-fiction), Moniruzzaman (research), Abdus Selim (translation), Tajul Mohammad (liberation war-based fiction), Faruq Chowdhury (biography, memory and travelogue), Masum Reza (drama), Sharif Khan (science, technology and environment) and Sujan Barua (children’s literature).
11 persons were awareded.
- Altaf Hossain (poetry)
- Shaheen Akhtar (fiction)
- Abdul Momen and Atiur Rahman (essay)
- Moniruzzaman (research)
- Abdus Selim (translation)
- Tajul Mohammad (literature on liberation war)
- Faruk Chowdhury (biography and travelogue)
- Masum Reza (drama)
- Sharif Khan (science, technology and environment)
- Sujan Barua (juvenile literature)
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