Kashmiri Girl Nighat Sahiba To Receive ‘Mallika Sengupta’ Award


Kolkata: 27th March is the birth anniversary of Mallika Sengupta. On that occasion, a periodical ‘Bhashanagar’ felicitate an award to commemorate her birthday significantly . This year Kashmiri girl Nighat Sahiba will be awarded with the recognition as the young talent.

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

এবছর মল্লিকা সেনগুপ্ত পুরস্কার পাচ্ছেন কাশ্মিরীকন্যা নিঘাত সাহিবা

The recognition was bounded within the Bengal periphery till now. Now it has touched the national level. Editor of the ‘Bhashanagar’ periodical Subodh Sarkar said that, “we were impressed to listen to her at the Gateway Literature Festival. We have come to the decision after a elongated conversation and several recommendation with many poets and writers.”

Nighat Sahiba used to write in Urdu. She got the Academy Award as Young Poet for her extraordinary writing 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.