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Poet Javed Akhtar won the 2020 Richard Dawkins Award


  • Noted Indian poet, lyricist, and screenwriter Javed Akhtar won the prestigious Richard Dawkins Award. He becomes the first Indian to win this award. Besides, He has also won the Padma Shri (1999), Padma Bhushan (2007), Sahitya Akademi Award as well as five National Film Awards.
  • Richard Dawkins Award,
    The Richard Dawkins Award is a yearly award that was presented since 2003 and is named after Richard Dawkins. List of previous year recipients;
    - Susan Jacoby (2010)
    - Christopher Hitchens (2011)
    - Eugenie Scott (2012)
    - Steven Pinker (2013)
    - Rebecca Goldstein (2014)
    - Jerry Coyne (2015)
    - Lawrence M. Krauss (2016)
    - David Silverman (2017)
    - Stephen Fry (2018)
    - Ricky Gervais (2019).

Published On : 09 Jun 2020

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