The Abu Rushd Memorial Committee is introducing Abu Rushd Literary Award from this year.
The award will be presented in the memory of eminent writer, scholar, academic, government servant and freedom fighter Professor Abu Rushd Matinuddin (1919-2010), says a press release by the committee.
The advisory board of Abu Rushd Memorial Committee has been formed to take different activities with Professor Sirajul Islam Chowdhury as its chair. The other members of the board are M. Saiduzzaman, Major General (Rtd.) F. R. Mamun, Professor Abdullah Abu Sayeed, Selina Hossain, Khushi Kabir, Sara Zaker, Abu Kamal, Shaheen Rushd and Dr. Syed Sadrul Huda. The board, in a recent meeting, has decided to launch Abu Rushd Literary Award from this year and also to publish a memoir book on Abu Rushd.
Any novel published in the country in the last three years will be considered for this year's award.
The award winner will receive TK. one lakh and a certificate.