The finance minister won the award jointly with Muntasir Mamun in the autobiography section. Muhith’s ‘Sonali Dinguli’ and Mamun’s ‘Dhakar Khal Pool O Nadir Chitrakar’ were judged the bests by the juries.
Litterateur Selina Hossain won the award in fiction while Pias Majid and Mujib Erom were joint winners in poetry. Aslam Sani was the winner in juvenile literature while Ehsan Hafiz won the award as a young writer.
Bangla Academy director general Prof Shamsuzzaman Khan, Channel i managing director Faridur Reza Sagar and Citibank NA Bangladesh senior vice president and chief financial officer SH Aslam Habib were present on the occasion.
Ananda Alo, a fortnightly entertainment magazine, in association with Citibank NA Bangladesh has been giving away the award since 2008.