Aabid Surti to get lifetime achievement award at Comic Con, Bangalore

NEW DELHI: National Award Winning Indian author, artist, cartoonist and playwright Aabid Surti will receive the fourth Annual Comic Con India Lifetime Achievement Award this year.


The Comic Con India Awards 2015 ceremony will take place in Bangalore for the first time, during the Bangalore Comics Convention 2015 at White Orchid Convention Centre on 4 April. The event is being held from 3 to 5 April.

Surti will personally receive the award at the convention. For the competitive categories, nominations have been accepted and the winners will be announced at the ceremony.


The Jury - CCI Awards consists of Neelabh Banerjee (author & artist), Vishwajyoti Ghosh (author) and Abhishek Sharma (writer & filmmaker). The jury will go through the submitted entries and eventually shortlist and announce the winners.


Comic Con India founder Jatin Varma said, “We at Comic Con India are honoured to bestow our Lifetime Achievement Award to Mr Surti. His contribution to Indian comics has been phenomenal. We are very lucky to have him accept the award at the upcoming Bangalore show and interact with his legions of fans.”


Comic Con India Awards is an initiative of Comic Con India. CCI Awards aim to recognize the work of all the professionals of India's comics industry. It’s an attempt to bring into focus the novelty of this art form and acknowledge the efforts of numerous writers, artists and publishers in this field.


“I am very glad to announce the nominees for the CCI Awards this year, a tremendous amount of talent was on display, it certainly wasn't an easy task shortlisting the nominees. And I am very excited to host the ceremony at the upcoming Bangalore Comic Con, in midst of thousands of fans,” said Varma.


So far, R.K.Laxman, Padma Vibhushan late Mario Miranda and Giant of Indian comics Pran Kumar Sharma have been honoured with CCI Lifetime Achievement Awards.

A National Award Winning Indian author, Surti published his first story Tootela Farishtain Gujarati in 1965. Since then, Surti has written numerous short stories, novels, plays, children’s books, comic books, and travelogues. In 1993, he won a National Award for his short-story collection Teesri Aankh.

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