India origin playwright Ismail Mahomed conferred knighthood by French Government

Q.  Ismail Mahomed, a South African playwright of India origin has been conferred knighthood by the French Government. What other honours has he won?
- Published on 24 Feb 16

a. Merit Honour Award from the US
b. Premier’s Award
c. Both of the above
d. None of the above

ANSWER: Both of the above
Mahomed was conferred with the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Literature) by French Ambassador Elisabet Barbier in Johannesburg for devotion and promotion of arts. He has a career in this field spanning three decades and currently is Artistic Director of the National Arts Festival in Grahams town. Other awards he has won include the US Merit of Honour Award and Premier’s Award.

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