Dramatist Lal Mohammad Bande Nawaz Khalid Aladal, popularly known as L.B.K. Aladal has been unanimously elected president of the 13th Gulbarga district Kannada Sahitya Sammelan which will be held here on June 15 and 16.

Speaking to presspersons on the decisions taken at the executive committee meeting of the Kannada Sahitya Parishat here on Thursday, president of the district unit of the parishat Mahipal Reddy Munnur said Mr. Aladal was chosen for the post given his contribution to Kannada literature and drama.

Awards

Hailing from Malli village in Jewargi taluk of Gulbarga district, the 75-year-old writer is a recipient of several awards, including the Kannada Rajyotsava Award, Karnataka Nataka Academy Award, Dr. Gubbi Veeranna Ranga Prasasthi and S.P. Varadarajan Award.

He has written more than 80 books.

Mr. Munnur said that no final decision had been taken on who would inaugurate the sammelan.

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