The King Faisal Foundation in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia has announced the prestigious King Faisal International Prize for the year 2016.
The recipients in the categories are as follows:
Service to Islam: Shaikh Dr. Saleh Abdullah bin Himeid of Saudi Arabia;
Islamic Studies (Topic: Muslim Geography Heritage): Professor Abdullah bin Yousif Al-Ghunaim of Kuwait;
Arabic Language and Literature (Topic: Analysis of The Arabic Poetic Text); Professor Mohamed Abdalmotaleb Mostafa of Egypt and Professor Mohammed El-Ghazouani Miftah of Morocco;
Medicine (Topic: Clinical Application of Next Generation Genetics): Professor Joris Andre Veltman from Netherlands;
Science (Topic: Biology) was awarded to Professor Vamsi Krishna Mootha of USA and Professor Stephen Philip Jackson of UK.
The prize consists of a certificate, hand-written in Diwani calligraphy, summarising the laureate’s work; a commemorative 24 carat, 200 gram gold medal, uniquely cast for each Prize; and a cash endowment of Saudi Riyal 750,000 (about US$200,000) to be shared equally.
(Courtesy Radiance ViewsWeekly)