Indian Railway Employee Conferred with Prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award (Download PDF)


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Shyam Sundar Besra, Chief Inspector of Ticket working in Railway has been conferred the coveted Sahitya Akademi Award. He has been awarded for his novel “Marom” in Santhali language which is primarily based upon conditions of Santhal Pargana.

Title: Image of 24 Major Indian Langauages

Title: Image of 24 Major Indian Langauages

Title: Image of 24 Major Indian Langauages

The novel highlights the situation emerged after the two main industrial development of the Santhal area after Independence i. e Masanjore Dam at Dumka and Railway locomotive workshop at Chittaranjan.

Creative Literature of Shyam Sundar Besra

Two of his creative literature ‘Dullar khatir’ & ‘Damin Riya (udas) Kahani Ko’ are part of syllabus for Post Graduation in Sidhu Kanhu University.

About Shyam Sundar Besra

  • Shri Besra writes in name of G. B. RAREK in Santhali language and in name of Santhal praganvi in Hindi language.

  • He has completed his MA (Hindi Litt. ) & MA in Santhali in 1987.

  • He has been conferred many awards at the state level & also Dr Ambedkar Fellowship by Bhartiya Dalit Sahitya Academy in the year 1992.

  • He was felicitated for the rare honour by DRM Asansol. Indian Railways has congratulated Shri Besra & wish him lots of success in future endeavours.

- Published/Last Modified on: January 31, 2019

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