Professor emeritus Anisuzzaman has been awarded Jagattarini Medal by the University of Calcutta at the university’s convocation programme on Thursday.
Anisuzzman, who was earlier honoured with Sarojini Basu Award by the university, was not present at the programme when the award was announced.
Ashutosh Mukherjee, first Indian vice chancellor of the University of Calcutta, introduced the award named after his mother Jagattarini Devi, in 1921. Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore was the first recipient of the award. The university awarded Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay with the award in 1923 and Kazi Nazrul Islam received Jagattarini Medal in 1945.
In his eventful career, professor Anisuzzaman had been awarded the Ekushey Padak, Bangla Academy Award, Ananda Purashkar for his work in the field of Bengali literature. In 2011, he received Pandit Iswarchandra Vidyasagar Gold Plaque from the Asiatic Society of Kolkata, Honorary D.Lit at Rabindra Bharati University in Kolkata and others.
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