TheSahitya Akademi Award this year goers to noted poet, translator, academician and critic late Dr KabinPhukan. The Sahitya Akademy would award Dr Phukan, noted scholar, writer andpoet would be posthumously. Dr Phukan,who was a senior Professor of English Department in Dibrugarh University, died on May 24 this year.
DrPhukan, who wrote many Assamese and Englishbooks, did his PhD from Leeds University, England, received aFulbright scholar at Yale in 1983-84. He also received the Krantikal SahityaSanman.
Twoothers from the north eastern region to have received the award are PremanandaMosahari for Bodoand Kshetri Bira, a novelist from Manipur.
Phukanand Mosahary have been chosen for their works Ei Anuragi Ei Udasi and OkhafwrniDwima respectively. Bira has been selected for his novel Nangbu Ngaibada. Theaward carries Rs 1 lakh and would bepresented on February 14, 2012.