A Kashmiri writer and broadcaster, Mushtaq Ahmad Mushtaq, hailing from Churamujra village of central kashmir’s Budgam district, bagged the prestigious Sahitya Akademi award for literature in Kashmiri language on Wednesday.

The annual awards by the National Academy of Literature for twenty four Indian languages were announced at a press conference in New Delhi today. Earlier, the Sahitya Academy Executive Board approved the decision taken in this regard by the jury in respective languages.

Mushtaq was given this year’s award for his collection of short stories titled ‘Aakh’, reports said.

‘Aakh’ is a collection of 18 short stories that was chosen from the 13 books in Kashmiri language .

The writer is presently posted as head of the regional news unit at Radio Kashmir Srinagar.

He has served in Doordarshan news unit at Srinagar Kendra for nine years apart from having worked in other media units of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting as an Indian Information Service (IIS) officer.

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