|Durga Prasad Srestha editor of Varanasi|
Organization’s secretary Balabhadra Sharma said, “The selection committee of the organization had chosen Shrestra’s name, and following executive committee’s approval, his name has been declared final.”
75 year old Durga Prasad Shrestra has published around 15 books in Nepali until now, which include collections of short stories, poems, critic writings, biographies and others. He has also been honoured by the Uttar Pradesh government for his collection of short stories “Sattare Mausi”. Besides, he has also received “Kusumkumari Puraskar” at international level and “Bhanu Puraskar” from Deharadun.