Mangaluru, Dec 16, 2014 : Three outstanding achievers in Beary language will be conferred the annual Honorary Awards of the Karnataka Beary Sahitya Academy during the Beary Language Conference to be held at Chikkamagaluru on January 10, 2015.
Informing this to reporters, B.A. Mohammad Haneef, President of the Academy said the Awards will be conferred on Prof. B.M Ichlangodu for Beary Language Research, Y Mohammad Beary Edapadavu for his contributions in the field of education and B.A. Shamshuddin Madikeri for his achievements in the field of literature.
The Awards carry a cash prize of Rs 10,000 each apart from citation, Haneef informed. The Conference at Vokkaligara Sabha Bhavan, Chikkamagaluru will be held with the co-operation of Chikkamagaluru District Beary Federation.
Highlighting the achievements of the three awardees, Haneef informed that Prof. Ichlangodu has translated the Quran and also authored a book on Muslims of Tulunadu. He said Mohammad Beary, a retired banker is the founder of Ideal English Medium School, Edapadavu and also the President of the Committee of the Families of Mangaluru Air Crash Victims. Another awardee Shamshuddin is a journalist who has also authored several works in Beary language.
Apart from the three, the Academy will also honour nine outstanding personalities during the conference, Haneef said. Those to be felicitated are Mohammad Iqbal (singing), Umar Farooq, Mariam Ismail, A.M. Sridharan, Ismail Azad (Literature), Moidin Kunhi (Medicine), Mohammad (defence), BH Noor Mohammad and Azala Ayub (Social Service).