Assam Valley Award for Imran Shah Staff Reporter GUWAHATI, Dec 31 – Noted short story writer and author Imran Shah has been chosen for the Assam Valley Literary Award for the year 2009 for his literary excellence. The award will be formally presented to Shah on March 27, 2010, at a function at Guwahati.
Shah, who has made his mark also as a poet, novelist, playwright, translator and editor, started his literary journey at an early age with his first collection of poems titled Banabasee being published while he was a student of Class IX. The very next year his first novel, Sangeetor Xipare, hit the stands.
Some of his well-known works include Ishan Duttar Nirbachita Kabita, Nihsanga Dhusar, Dhou Bhagi Dhou, Bandi Bihangame Kande, Piyamukhchanda, Ityadi, Pora Matir Malita, Hiyar Phulanir Phul, Jonakar Chabi, Krantirekha, Kabi Police, Jabanbandi, etc.
He also edited Bosoror Galpa – an anthology of selected
Assamese short stories — from 1982 to 1964 besides compiling and editing altogether with Arun Goswami Kalantarar Kathakata – an anthology of Assamese short stories – from 1961 to 1975.
Born on November 23, 1933, in Sivasagar district, Shah postgraduated in Assamese literature from Gauhati University in 1962. He retired from Sibsagar College as Head of the Department of Assamese in 1993.