Saraswati Samman

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Saraswati Samman is given by K.K. Birla Foundation for outstanding literary works (prose, poetry) in any of 22 languages listed in Constitution of India. As award winner gets 15 lakh rupees, a citation and a plaque.

2019: Vasdev Mohi for Short Story Series “Chequebook” in Sindhi

2018: K Siva Reddy for poetry “Pakkaki Ottigilite” in Telugu

2017: Sitanshu Yashaschandra for poetry collection “Vakhar” in Gujarati

2016: Mahabaleshwar Sail for novel “Hawthan” in Konkani

2015: Padma Sachdev for Autobiography “Chitt-Chete” in Dogri

2014: Veerappa Moily for poetry “Ramayana Mahanveshanam” in Kannada

2013: Govind Mishra for novel “Dhool Paudho Par” in Hindi

2012: Sugathakumari for poetry collection “Manalezhuthu” in Malayalam

2011: A.A. Manavalan for “Irama Kathaiyum Iramayakalum” in Tamil

2010: S.L. Bhyrappa for “Mandra” in Kannada

2009: Surjit Paatar for “Lafzan Di Dargah” in Punjabi

2008: Lakshmi Nandan Bora for novel “Kayakalpa” in Assamese

2007: Naiyer Masud for short stories collection “Taoos Chaman Ki Myna” in Urdu

2006: Jagannath Prasad Das for poetry collection “Parikrama” in Oriya

2005: K. Ayyappa Paniker for poetry collection “Ayappa Panikarude Kritikal” in Malayalam

2004: Sunil Gangopadhyay for novel “Pratham Alo” in Bengali

2003: Govind Chandra Pande for poetry collection “Bhagirathi” in Sanskrit

2002: Mahesh Elkunchwar for play “Yugant” in Marathi

2001: Dalip Kaur Tiwana for novel “Katha Kaho Urvashi” in Punjabi

2000: Manoj Das for novel “Amruta Phala” in Oriya

1999: Indira Parthasarthy for play “Ramanujar” in Tamil

1998: Shankha Ghosh for poetry collection “Gandharba Kabita Guccha” in Bengali

1997: Manubhai Pancholi for “Kurushetra” in Gujarati

1996: Shamsur Rahman Faruqi for “Shere-Shor-Angrez” in Urdu

1995: Balamani Amma for poetry collection “Nivedyam” in Malayalam

1994: Harbhajan Singh for poetry collection “Rukh Te Rishi” in Punjabi

1993: Vijay Tendulkar for play “Kanyadaan” in Marathi

1992: Ramakant Rath for poetry “Sri Radha” in Odia

1991: Harivansh Rai Bachchan for Autobiography in four volumes in Hindi

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