Ramendu Majumder will receive the 'IFIC Bank Songskritiratna Sommanona 2020', along with researcher and writer Ghulam Murshid and fiction writer Imdadul Haq Milon will also receive the IFIC Bank Sahitya Puroskar 2018.
Ramendu Majumder will receive the award for his lifelong contribution to the cultural sector. Whereas, Ghulam Murshid and Imdadul Haq Milon have been selected as the best writers for 'Bidrohi Ronoklanto Nazrul-Biography' and 'Mayanagar', respectively.
Endowed with unique leadership qualities Ramndu in his colourful life, has been a pioneer theatre personality who has been highlighting the image of Bangladesh to the world.
He has also been playing an impeccable role in various fields of art and culture as a newsreader, voice artist and writer.
The Selection Committee composed of eminent writers and literary critics selects the best two books. Like every year, the selected authors will be given Tk5 lac (for each book), Certificate of Honor and crest through a formal event.
This literary award has been given since 2011 to encourage the imaginative literature of contemporary living writers of Bengali language and literature with the slogan 'IFIC Bank is a Companion of Creative Literature'.
All have widely acclaimed the award. So far, this is the most prominent literary award in Bangladesh in the scale of financial value.
Since 2018, in addition to the 'IFIC Bank Sahitya Puroskar', two of the country's foremost writers have been awarded the 'Sahityaratna-Sommanona' for their unique contribution to Bengali literature.
The financial value of this honour has been kept at Tk10 lac. In the beginning year Professor Hasan Azizul Haque and 2nd year, National Professor Dr Anisuzzaman have been crowned this award.
From 2020, the field of contribution for this award has been extended from literature to the wide range of literature, art & culture to pay tribute to the living legends who have been guiding us by their valuable lifelong contributions into these sectors.