‘Ambikatanayadatta Award’ conferred on Gangopadhyaya

Girish Pattanashetti

DHARWAD: The “Ambikatanayadatta National Award,” instituted by the D.R. Bendre National Memorial Trust, was conferred on president of the Sahitya Academy and Bengali writer Sunil Gangopadhyaya here on Saturday during the 113th birth anniversary of D.R. Bendre. The award carries a cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh.

Presenting the award, Jnanpith awardee U.R. Anantha Murthy said that after Rabindranath Tagore, it was Mr. Gangopadhyaya who had become a source of inspiration for Bengali youth and given a new dimension to Bengali literature. Mr. Gangopadhyaya said the translation of any literary work could not be compared to the original. In that sense, a translated literary work was not complete.

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