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Sahitya Akademi Awards for 2015 announced

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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.

Sahitya Academy Awards for 2015 announced

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)
Volga (Telugu)
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.