Sahitya Academy has announced the names of 23 poets and authors who will be honored with 2015 Sahitya Akademi Award.
This award has recognised premier works in 23 Indian languages that includes 6 books of short stories, 6 of poetry, 4 novels, 2 books each of essays, criticism and plays and 1 memoir.
Awardees of the year 2015
|Sr no||Category||Name of the winner|
|1||Poetry||Brajendra Kumar Brahma (Bodo)
Dhian Singh (Dogri)
Ramdarash Mishra (Hindi)
K.V. Tirumalesh (Kannada)
Kshetri Rajan (Manipuri)
Ram Shankar Awasthi (Sanskrit)
|2||Short stories||Kula Saikia (Assamese)
Man Mohan Jha (Maithili)
Gupta Pradhan (Nepali)
Bibhuti Pattanaik (Odia)
Maya Rahi (Sindhi)
|3||Novels||Cyrus Mistry (English)
Jaswinder Singh (Punjabi)
Madhu Acharya ‘Ashawadi’ (Rajasthani)
|4||Essays||Rasik Shah (Gujrati)
A. Madhavan (Tamil)
|5||Plays||Uday Bhembre (Konkani)
Rabilal Tudu (Santali)
|6||Books on criticism||Bashir Bhadarwahi (Kashmiri)
Shamim Tariq (Urdu)
|7||Memoirs||Arun Khopkar (Marathi)|
All 23 awardees were chosen by a distinguished jury representing 23 Indian languages. The final approval was given by the Executive Board of the Sahitya Akademi chaired by its President Dr. Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari.
About Sahitya Akademi Award
- Sahitya Akademi Award is conferred on writers of outstanding works in one of the twenty-four major Indian languages (22 Scheduled Languages+ English and Rajasthani).
- The award consists of a casket containing an engraved copper-plaque, a shawl and a cheque of 1 Lakh rupees.