Mashrur Arefin, chief executive officer of The City Bank Limited and also noted novelist, has won the Gemcon Sahitya Puroshkar 2020 for his novel "August Abchhaya."
Kazi Anis Ahmed, director of Gemcon Group and publisher of Dhaka Tribune, virtually announced the names of the winners on Saturday afternoon.
Besides, Hasnain Hira was named for Gemcon Young Poetry Award this year for "Baak Bachaner Baitha" while Jabbar Al Nayeem and Dhrupodi Ripon were named for Gemcon Young Literature Award for "Jiboner Chuti Nei" and "Shomporko Apon-por" respectively.
The honourable jury board for Gemcon Shahitya Puroshkar 2020 comprised of Dr Begum Akhter Kamal, Wasi Ahmed, Mamun Hussain, Sarifa Salowa Dina, and Ahmad Mustafa Kamal.
The honourable jury board for Gemcon Young Literature Award included writer Parvez Hossain, Anirudh Kahali, Mostofa Tariqul Ahsan, Hamim Kamrul Haque, and Afsana Begum.
The honourable jury board for Gemcon Young Poetry Award included poet Mohammad Sadiq, Asad Mannan, Kabir Humayun, Zafir Setu, and Mostak Ahmed Din.