SRINAGAR, May 5 - Three photojournalists from Jammu and Kashmir have been awarded the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for their �striking images of life� in the valley.
Channi Anand, Mukhtar Khan and Dar Yasin of the Associated Press won in the feature photography category.
Khan is over the moon after he came to know about the award. �I could have never imagined in my lifetime... It could not have been possible without my family � both at home and AP,� he said.
Taking to Twitter soon after the awards were announced, Khan said, �Dear colleagues and friends I just want to say Thank you and that this award @PulitzerPrizes an honor for us...�
Dar, who like Khan hails from Srinagar, said the award was an honour and a privilege. �I would just like to say thank you for standing by us always. It�s an honour and a privilege beyond any we could have ever imagined. It�s overwhelming to receive this honour,� he said.
Congratulatory messages have been pouring in for the three photojournalists who won the biggest prize in journalism for their feature photography during the lockdown in the region following abrogation of Article 370 in August last year.
The journalist fraternity also hailed the first Pulitzer winners from Jammu and Kashmir. � PTI