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Lutfor Rahman Riton

Lutfor Rahman Riton is a renowned Bangladeshi writer of young adult and children’s literature. He is best known as a rhymester. Riton has more than a hundred books published. He has been honored with numerous awards for his work. He received the Bangla Academy Literary Award in 2007 which is considered to be the highest honor and recognition in Bengali Literature. Sikandar Abu Zafar Award (1982), Agnari Bank Children’s Literature Award (1982 & 1996), Dhaka University Award (1984), Dadabhai Children’s Literature Award (1999), City-Ananda Alo Literature Award (2011) and Annadashankar Award (2011) are also some of the awards that he received for his contribution in Bengali literature. He also received Television Artists and Writers Association award for writing drama series and screenplays for children.

Riton is also a member of the Bangladesh Liberation Museum and a fellow of Bangla Academy. He worked as a presenter and a host for many shows on Bangladesh Television (BTV). He was an elected council member of Bangla Academy (1999-2000). He started his career as a journalist and worked for various daily, weekly, bi-weekly and monthly magazines as reporter, sub-editor and executive editor.