Jaipur: Young poet, actor and lyricist Deepak Ramola conferred with the prestigious “Shri Dwarka Prasad Agarwal Sammaan” on the concluding day of Jaipur Literature Festival 2020. The Award is instituted by Bhaskar Group and encompasses a cash prize of 1 lac rupees and a citation is extended to the winner for their invaluable contribution to the world of Hindi literature at an early age. Deepak Ramola has been honored with this award for his poetry collection “इतना तो मैं समझ गया हूँ”. This poetry collection was published under Vani Prakashan’s venture ‘Yuva Vani’. Deepak Ramola rose to fame by penning down the lyrics of the song Atrangi Yaari from the film Wazir starring Amitabh Bachchan.
The “Shri Dwarka Prasad Agarwal Sammaan” has been earlier awarded to Hindi novelist, writer, and editor Prabhat Ranjan for his book ‘ Kothagoi, ‘, poet, editor, music, and cinema scholar Yatindra Mishra for Lata: Sur-Gatha. and writer Satya Vyas for his best seller book “Banaras Talkies”.
Deepak Ramola while expressing his emotions on the receiving the award said “I am truly humbled to receive the award, admiration, and love from those I have always looked up to for great work. I am grateful to teachers like Mrs. Shraddha Bakshi who never treated poetry as a punishment for her students but as a weapon of mass construction and creativity. Special gratitude to my publisher, Vani Prakashan as they have always championed the cause of good words. This recognition comes at a time when the young face the dilemma of fitting in and standing out. I myself have been part of the process only to be enlightened that as long as one is true to one’s own voice it doesn’t matter how much in or out you are. “