Crossword Book Awards: Ruskin Bond, Soha Ali Khan, Durjoy Dutta emerge winners

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Mumbai: Authors Ruskin Bond, Soha Ali Khan, and Durjoy Dutta emerged as winners at the 16th edition of Crossword Book Awards held at the Royal Opera House in Mumbai on Thursday.

While Durjoy Dutta won the popular choice in the fiction category for his book ‘The Boy Who Loved’, Ruskin Bond won the award for the popular choice in children’s writing category for his book Looking For The Rainbow.

Actor Soha Ali Khan’s memoir titled The Perils of Being Moderately Famous won the popular choice in the biography category.

Among the jury awards, Snigdha Poonam’s Dreamers: How Young Indians Are Changing The World won the honour in the non-fiction category, while Prayaag Akbar’s Leila won the award in the fiction category. Benyamin’s Jasmine Days, translated from Malayalam by Shahnaz Habib, won the jury award in the translation category.

The Lifetime Achievement Award for this year went to writer and politician Shashi Tharoor. For popular choice award in business and management category, the prize went to Venkatesan for his book Catalyst.

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