Pulitzer Prize 2021 has been announced. These awards are usually announced at a ceremony held at Columbia University, but this year too, like last year, due to the Corona epidemic, it was announced online. Talking about the winners, this year many reports based on George Floyd won the awards. Teenager Darnella Frazier, who recorded the video of George Floyd’s death in the Special Citation category, received the award.
The Pulitzer Prize is awarded annually for achievements in journalism, literature and the arts in 21 categories, including a certificate and a cash prize of $15,000. The award was instituted in 1917 in the name of Joseph Pulitzer, who made a name for himself as a publisher of the newspaper. This award is given by Columbia University.
The name of Gobind Bihari Lal comes first among the Indians to receive this award. He was an Indian-American journalist as well as an independent activist. Gobind Bihari Lal was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1937. After this, in 2000, Indian-American writer Jhumpa Lahiri received this award for her fiction collection ‘Interpreters of Maladies’. In 2003, Indian-origin journalist-writer Geeta Anand was honored with this honor.