Secretary of Katha (U.K.) and noted writer Tejendra Sharma has informed that the year 2008 International
Indu Sharma Katha Samman goes to Mrs. Nasira Sharma for her novel KuiyaaNJaan (published by Samyik
Prakashan, New Delhi). The award consists of an air passage
Delhi-London-Delhi (sponsored by Air India), Airport Tax, Visa fee for UK,
a shield, a shawl and one week's stay in London where the
award winner would be taken to important historical sites. The award will be handed over to Mrs. Sharma in a glittering function
to be held on 27th June 2008 at the House of Lords in London.
Indu Sharma Katha Samman was instituted in
the memory of promising poetess and short story writer Indu Sharma who lost her battle of life to cancer in 1995. The past
recipients of this coveted award have been Chitra Mudgal, Sanjiv, Dr. Gyan Chaturvedi, S.R. Harnot, and Vibhuti Narain Rai,
Pramod Kumar Tiwari, Dr. Asghar Wajahat, and Mahua Maji.
was born in Allahabad in 1948. She celebrates her 60th birthday
this year. She holds Masters Degree in Persian. Her
published work includes Saat NadiaN Ek Samandar, Shaalmali, Theekrey kee Mangni, Zinda Muhavarey (Novels); Shaami Kagaz, Pathar
Gali, Sangsaar, Ibney Mariam, Sabina ke Chalis Chor, Khuda ki Wapasi (Short Stores). Besides she has to her credit a number
of translated books and television serials.