The Sunil Gangopadhyay Memorial Award was instituted in 2012 by 'The Bengal', a cultural organization following the demise of its immediate past President Late Shri Sunil Gangopadhyay.
Addressing the gathering, Mukherjee said he was a mere reader and not an expert. He has read many of the works of Sunil Gangopdhyay and been extremely impressed with his talent as well as the amount of historical research which went into his writing.
He congratulated the winners of the awards and complimented The Bengal for its contributions to art, culture and literature.
--ANI (Posted on 11-01-2014)