A literary organization in Gujranwala which is close to Lahore has selected Mujeeb Ahmad’s book, a collection of afsanas (short stories) as one of the three best books of 2017.
Ahmad who is 52-year-old is a teacher by profession. The book titled ‘Mere Dukh Ki Dawa Karey Koi’ has 19 stories that deal with the issues faced by women. He has published seven books, some of which have received awards by Andhra Pradesh & Uttar Pradesh Urdu academies.
Ahmad said,”I had been invited by Al Fanoos to the award distribution function which was held in May last. I could not go because of some personal issues”.
Chahar Soo, a leading literary magazine, has brought out a special edition on Baig Ehsas who has won Sahitya Academy Award for 2017. The magazine published from Rawalpindi has a pencil sketch of Ehsas on its cover & carried his in-depth interview which is spread over 40 pages.
Ehsas, who has taught at Osmania University & University of Hyderabad says,”It is honour to be recognised this way by an internationally known literary magazine. I have received about a dozen copies of the special issue…of course, it gives a good feeling when your contribution to the literature is acknowledged”.