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Poet Yogendra Krishna from Bihar gets Gujarat Sahitya Akademi Award
Mumbai : 20 August, 2020
Gujarat Sahitya Academy, India's premier literary institution and Motivational Strips, the world's most active writers forum with 7,30,0000 monthly visitors, joined hands to honour 105 India's most prominent writers/poets and 245 writers/poets of fame from 79 other countries on the occasion of India's 74th Independence Day.
The only writer to get this coveted award from Bihar is Yogendra Krishna, a well-known poet based in Patna. At present living in Mumbai, Yogendra Krishna writes both in English and Hindi. Several of his English poems have been published in national and international web journals of repute, and other social and print media. Among his published books of poetry include : Beet Chuke Shahar Mein, Kavita Ke Viruddh and Shabd Chuk Gaye Thhey Jahan. He has also translated in Hindi the Polish writer Tadeusz Borowski's famous work, 'This Way For The Gas Ladies And Gentlemen', a collection of real stories based on writer's own experiences of Nazi concentration camps.
A former officer in the department of publication, Bihar Legislative Council, Yogendra Krishna is a prolific writer, translator and reviewer of literature, film, art and plays. He regularly contributes to the world's most active writers forum Motivational Strips and other social and print media. A novella of his in English "The Decoupled Soul" is also to be published soon.
Yogendra Krishna gets this honour for his creative excellence in English at par with global writing.
"I express my deepest gratitude to the founder of Motivational Strips, dear Shiju H. Pallithazheth and the chairman of Gujarat Sahitya Academy, Dr. Vishnu Pandya for the honour conferred upon me. This has, as it were, made me instantly, rather more aware of my social and poetic responsibilities in terms of global perspectives," said Yogendra Krishna to our reporter.