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Indian Railway employee conferred with prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award for his novel “Marom” in Santhali language

Newdelhi:11/12/18:Shri Shyam Sundar Besra, Chief Inspector of Ticket working in Asansol Division of Eastern Railway has been conferred the coveted Sahitya Akademi Award. He has been awarded for his novel “Marom” in Santhali language which is primarily based upon natural, social, economic and political conditions of Santhal Pargana. The novel highlights the situation emerged after the two main industrial development of the Santhal area after Independence i.e Masanjore Dam at Dumka and Railway locomotive workshop at Chittaranjan.

Two of his creative literature ‘Dullar khatir’ & ‘Damin Riya (udas) Kahani Ko’ are part of syllabus for Post Graduation in Sidhu Kanhu University. Shri Besra writes in name of G. B. RAREK in Santhali language and in name of Santhal praganvi in Hindi language. Shri Shyam Besra  has completed his MA (Hindi Litt.) & MA in Santhali in 1987. He has been conferred many awards at the state level & also Dr Ambedkar Fellowship by Bhartiya Dalit Sahitya Academy in the year 1992.Shri Shyam Sundar Besra was felicitated for the rare honour by DRM Asansol. Indian Railways has congratulated Shri Besra & wish him lots of success in future endeavours.

 

 

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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