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Sahitya Shiromani Samman for Gulzar

The noted lyricist was conferred with the award by Lucknow's Hindu Urdu Sahitya Committee on the 17th literary festival.

india Updated: Jun 14, 2006 13:50 IST

Noted lyricist Gulzar has been conferred with the Sahitya Shiromani Samman by the Hindu Urdu Sahitya Committee here.

The award consisting of a cash award of Rs 25,000, a shawl and a citation was presented on the occasion of the 17th literary festival.

Amongst the other noted Hindu Urdu writers who were conferred the Sahitya Shiromani Samman were Virendra Narain Yadav from Patna, Abhilash Awasthi from Mumbai, D C Pandey 'Nazar' from Kanpur, Javed Danish and Dr Tejasvi from Karnataka.

The Sahitya Shree Samman awards were conferred on Dr Kumar Vishwas from Noida, Alok Srivastava from Delhi and Dr Nirmal Darshan from Lucknow.

 
Poet, lyricist and film-maker Gulzar

Special Kaustubh Award was conferred on Gopal Das 'Neeraj' and Bhartendu Harishchand award was conferred on Arjun Chauhan from Mumbai, Yaad Dehalvi from Lucknow and Salim Arif from Mumbai.

Haryana Governor A R Kidwai, his Jharkhand counterpart Sibte Razi, Shabana Azmi, Farooq Sheikh were present on the occasion.

First Published: Jun 14, 2006 13:50 IST