Journalist Pradeep Saurabh will be conferred the “International Indu Sharma Katha Samman-2012'' for his Hindi novel “ Teesri Tali”.

According to an e-mail sent to Mr. Saurabh by Katha UK, the award will be presented to him at a function at the House of Commons in London on June 28.

The novel, published by Vani Prakashan, deals with the life of eunuchs.

Katha UK is a group of Asian writers settled in Britain. The award has been instituted in memory of poetess and short story writer Indu Sharma who died of cancer in 1995. Chitra Mudgal, Dr. Gyan Chaturvedi and Vibhuti Narain Rai are among those who have received the award in the past.