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HM Paranal gets World Konkani Book Award

HM Paranal gets World Konkani Book Award

World Konkani Center announced that writer, journalist and critic H.M. Paranal won the prestigious 'Vimala V Pai World' Konkani Best Book Award for the year 2018. The prize was given to the collection of short stories in Konkani, 'Beg Ani Beagath'.

Kanchani poet Sarath Chandra Shenoy of Kochi won the World Konkani Best Poetry Award for his book 'Idam Na Mama'

Vishwanath M. Shet from Uttara Kannada won the World Konkani lifetime achievement award.

Each award has one lakh rupees, one certificate, and memory and shawl purse.

The awards will be presented at a ceremony on November 18.

HM Parnal is the pen name of Henry M Mandonka, a native of Parnal in the Udupi district, which currently lives in Mangaluru.

'Beg Ani Begath' is his second short story collection after 'Devak Saddulo Pado' published in 2002.

He also published three collections of poems and wrote articles and critics.

Q.1 Which author got World Konkani Book Award in 2018?
A. Rakesh Mohan Joshi
B. H M Paranal
C. Chetan Bhagat
D. Nirmal Verma
Ans: H M Paranal

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