Indian American writer Rajan Gangahar has won the "best story" award for the movie "Khushiyaan" at the Punjabi International Film Academy Award (PIFAA) held in Toronto last week.
New York-based Rajan was presented with the award at a function held in Toronto over the weekend, a media release said.
The event among others was attended by top stars from the Bollywood including Dharmendra, Om Puri, Pran Chopra, Jimmy Shergil and Sonu Sood.
His first feature film as a story writer, Rajan wrote the dialogue and screen play for "Khushiyaan", made by another Indian American Trilok Malik.
The film has been making rounds in NRI market and connecting immediately with Punjabi community for its sensitive story and memorable performances by veteran and legendary actors Kulbhushan Kharbanda and Rama Vij.