Anantnag, June 8 -- Dr. Showkat Hussain Tali, widely known by his pen name Showkat Shifa, has been honored by the Sahitya Academy, the Indian Academy of Letters, New Delhi.

His acclaimed short story has been selected for inclusion in the prestigious Sahitya Academy Anthology of Short Stories. Dr. Tali is the current Head of the Department of Pediatrics at Government Medical College (GMC) Anantnag.

The selected story is from his recently published Kashmiri language book, "Bachi, Bachi Doctor te Bachi Doctori," which was released last year by the J&K Academy of Art, Culture, and Languages at the Historic Tagore Hall in Srinagar.

The narrative centers on a poor young man whose elderly mother dies in a government hospital due to a postponed ...