Devtale to be honoured with Kusumagraja National Award

Nashik, Feb 8 (PTI) Noted poet and writer from MadhyaPradesh Chandrakant Devtale will be honoured with theprestigious Kusumagraja National Award here for hisoutstanding contribution to Hindi literature.

The award, constituted by city-based Yashwantrao ChavanMaharashtra Open University (YCMOU) will be presented to himsoon at function here, a press release said today.

The award carries a cash purse of Rs one lakh.

Devtale''s 14 poem-collections including the popular''Akash ki jat bata Bhayiya'', ''Pathhar Phek Raha Hu'', ''JahaThodasa Suryoday Hoga'' ''Ujad Main Sangrahalaya'' have beentranslated into various languages.

The eminent literateur, hailing from the temple town ofUjjain is the recipient of many awards including MadhyaPradesh government''s Shikhar Sanmaan Puraskar in 1986-87,''Sujan Bharati Puraskar from orissa and others.

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