Bantwal: Noted author and story-writer Bolwar Mohammed Kunhi has been selected to receive the annual Vishukumar award instituted by Yuva Vahini Kendra Samiti.
Kunhi holds the credit of introducing the lesser-known facets of Muslim way of life to the field of Kannada prose. He has written over 250 short stories in Kannada. Atta itta sutta mutta, DevarugaLa rajyadalli, Anka, Akashakke neeli paradey, Ondu tunDu goDe, Ruqia and RoTTi Patumma are some of his best-remembered works.
Author Upadhya will confer the award on him at a function to be held in the Birwa auditorium at Melkar next week. The award comprises Rs 10,000 in cash, a memento and a citation.