Hindi Academy award for Javed Akhtar

New Delhi: Hindi Academy Delhi has given its highest “Shalaka Samman” for 2017-18 to lyricist and poet Javed Akhtar.

The award was given to him at a function here which was chaired by Academy vice chairman Vishnu Khare and inaugurated by Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. The award includes a cash reward of Rs 5 lakh.

Awards were also given for notable contribution in the fields of literature, social service, culture and journalism.