Kashmiri girl Nighat Sahiba to receive ‘Mallika Sengupta’ award

Srinagar: In a heartening development, Kashmiri girl Nighat Sahiba will be awarded with the recognition as the young talent on the eve of the birth anniversary of Mallika Sengupta on 27th March, a periodical ‘Bhashanagar’ felicitate an award in the name of the poet.

The program will take place on the evening of 27th March at Sisir Mancha. Renowned poet Sankha Ghosh will give the recognition to her.

Nighat Sahiba used to write in Urdu. She got the Young Poet Academy Award in 2017. Three books of Sahiba have been published till now.

Last year Payel Sengupta and Souvik Banerjee secured the award. Another face Anindita Gupta Roy was awarded for the poetry translations of Maya Angelou. (KNB)

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