The Directorate of Cultural Affairs, Govt. of Assam has conferred Geetikobi Paravati Prasad Baruah award to noted writer,lyricist Professor Idris Ali. The prestigious award has been delivered to Ali in a function organized in Sankardev Kalakhsetra auditorium on Tuesday evening.
The award introduced for the first time carries a citation and a cash prize of rupees two lakh among others.
Parvati Prasad Baruva was a noted poet, lyricist, and dramatist: an icon of Assamese literature and the culture of Assam. Known for his simple and sensitive use of the Assamese language, he is popularly known as the Geetikavi; the lyrical poet of Assam.