After decades of service to Maldivian literature and journalism, the public's favourite linguist, Abdulla Soadhiq (Soadhube), has won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Diamond Jubilee ceremony of Maldivian Journalism.
The Award was presented by the former President, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, at the special function in commemorate 75 years of Maldivian journalism and the Journalism Awards for the year 2017, held at Dharubaaruge last night.
Born on 11 January 1935, Soadhube has been in service of the Maldivian language, Dhivehi, authoring many of books and other literary documments for years. He has also won the National Achievement Award in the category in 1980 and 1983 along with the Honorary Award in the category in 1998.
Winners of the Journalism Award are:
The two nominees for the Sports Journalist of the Year tied in scores and so both of them received the award. They are Azzam Alifulhu (Mihaaru) and Hussain Habeeb (Avas).