Saraswati Samman and Vyas Samman
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Saraswati Samman established in 1991 by K.K. Birla Foundation. This award is named after an Indian goddess of knowledge goddess “Saraswati”. This award is given for prose or poetry literary works in any of the languages of India included in Eight Schedule of the constitution of India.
The prize money for this award is 15 lakh rupees.
The First Recipient of Saraswati Award
Year – 1991
For – Autobiography in four volumes.
Kya Bhooloon Kya Karoon, Needa Ka Nirman Phir, Basere Se Door, and Dashdwar se Sopan Tak.
Language – Hindi
Second Recipient of This Award
Year – 1992
For – Sri Radha (Poetry)
Language – Odia
First Female Recipient
Year – 1995
For – Nivedyam (Poetry collection)
Language – Malayalam
Year – 2018
For – Pakkaki Ottigilite
Language – Telugu
2019 Saraswati Samman Award Winner
Year – 2019
For – Chequebook
Language – Sindhi
Complete list of Recipient
|1991||Harivansh Rai Bachchan|
Born on 27 November 1907
bhupatti, United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, British India (present-day Uttar Pradesh, India)
Born 13 December 1934 (age 85)
Cuttack, Odisha, India
Born 6 January 1928
Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India
Born 18 August 1920
|Rukh Te Rishi|
Born 19 July 1909
Punnayurkulam, Malabar District, Madras Presidency, India
|1996||Shamsur Rahman Faruqi|
born on 15 January 1935 in India.
|She’r-e Shor- Angez||Urdu|
Born 15 October 1914
Panchashiya, Morbi district, Gujarat, India
Born 5 February 1932 (age 88)
|Gandharba Kabita Guccha|
Born 7 July 1930 (age 89)
Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India
Born 27 February 1934 (age 86)
Sankhari, Balasore, Odisha, India
|2001||Dalip Kaur Tiwana|
Born 4 May 1935
village Rabbon, Ludhiana district, Punjab
|Katha Kaho Urvashi|
Born 9 October 1939 (age 80)
|2003||Govind Chandra Pande|
(30 July 1923 – 22 May 2011) was a well-known Indian historian of the Vedic and the Buddhist periods
Born 7 September 1934
Faridpur, Bengal Presidency, British India
|2005||K. Ayyappa Panicker|
Born 12 September 1930
|Ayyappa Panikarude Kritikal|
|2006||Jagannath Prasad Das|
Born 26 April 1936 (age 84)
|Taoos Chaman Ki Myna|
(Short stories collection)
|2008||Lakshmi Nandan Bora|
Born 15 June 1932
Kujidah, Nagaon district, Assam, India
Born Pattar Kalan, Punjab, British India
|Lafzan Di Dargah||Punjabi|
Born Santeshivara Lingannaiah Bhyrappa 26 July 1931 (age 88)
Santeshivara, Hassan district, Karnataka, India
|2011||A.A. Manavalan||Irama Kathaiyum Iramayakalum||Tamil|
Born 22 January 1934 (age 86)
Born 1 August 1939 (age 80)
Atarra, Banda, United Provines, India
|Dhool Paudho Par|
Born 12 January 1940 (age 80)
Moodabidri, South Canara, British India present Dakshina Kannada district Karnataka
Born 1940 (age 79–80)
Purmandal Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Born 4 August 1943 (age 76)
Shejebag, Majali, Karnataka, India
Born Sitanshu Yashaschandra Mehta
18 August 1941 (age 78)
Bhuj (now in Kutch, Gujarat, India)
|2018||K Siva Reddy|
Born 1943 (age 76–77)
Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
Born as Vasdev Venshimal Sidhnani on 02 March 1944 at Mirpur Khas Sindh.
(Short Story Series)
Vyas Samman is a literary award in India, this award is first given in 1991.
Vyas Samman gave annually by the K.K. Birla Foundation.
It includes prize money 4,00,000 rupees.
The eligibility for this award must be literary work in Hindi language and have been published in the past 10 years.
The First recipient of Vyas Samman
Dr. Ram Vilas Sharma (born in Unnao, U.P. )is the first recipient of this award and he is awarded in 1991.
He is awarded for his literary work “Bharat Ke Pracheen Bhasha Parivar air Hindi”.
Dr. Shiv Prasad Singh is the second recipient of Vyas Samman in 1992.
His literary work is “Neela Chand(Novel)”.
First Female Recipient
Chitra Mudgal is the first female recipient of this award and she receives this award in 2003.
She receives this award for her work ” Anwan“
Rishabh Jain selected for 2017 Vyas Samman for his autobiography “ Aadhe Adhure“. He is 18 year old and the youngest recipient of this award.
2018 Receiver of this Award
Leeladhar Jagudi received this award in 2018 and for his work “Jitne Log Utne Prem“.
2019 Receiver of Vyas Samman.
Year – 2019
For – Kagaz Ki Nav
|1991||Dr. Ram Vilas Sharma||Bharat ke Pracheen bhasha parivar aur Hindi|
|1992||Dr. Shiv Prasad Singh||Neela Chand |
|1993||Shri Girija Kumar Mathur||Main Waqt ke Hoon Samane|
(collection of poems)
|1994||Dr. Dharamvir Bharati||Sapna Abhi Bhi|
(Collection of poems)
|1995||Shri Kunwar Narayan||Koi Dusra Nahin|
(Collection of poems)
|1996||Prof. Ramswarup Chaturvedi||Hindi Sahitya aur Samvedna Ka Vikas|
|1997||Dr. Kedarnath Singh||Uttar Kabir Tatha Anya Kavitaen|
|1998||Govind Mishra||Paanch Aanganon Wala Ghar|
|1999||Sri Lal Sukla||Bisarampur Ka Sant|
|2000||Giriraj Kishore||Pehla Girimitya|
|2002||Kailash Vajpayee||Prithvi Ka Krishna Paksh|
|2004||Mridula Garg||Kath Gulab|
|2006||Parmanand Srivastava||Notd poet and literary critic|
|2008||Mannu Bhandari||Ek Kahani Yah Bhi|
|2009||Amar Kanth||Inhi Hathiyaron SE|
|2010||Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari||Phir Bhi Kuch Rah Jayega|
|2011||Ramdarash Misra||Aam K Patee|
(Collection of Poems)
|2012||Narendra Kohli||Na Bhooto Na Bhavishyati|
|2013||Vishwanath Tripathi||Vyomkesh Darvesh|
|2014||Kamal Kishore Goyenka||Premchand Kee Kahaniyon Kaa Kaal Kramanusar Adhyan|
|2016||Surinder Verma||Kaatna shami ka vriksha padma-pankhuri ki dhar se|
|2017||Mamta Kalia||Dukkham Sukkham|
|2018||Leeladhar Jagudi||Jitne Log Utne Prem|
|2019||Nasira Sharma||Kagaz ki Nav|
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