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Saraswati Samman

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

Harivansh Rai Bachchan First awarded Saraswati Samman
Harivansh Rai Bachchan

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

Ramakant Rath receiver of Saraswati Samman
Ramakant Rath

Year – 1992

For – Sri Radha (Poetry)

Language – Odia

First Female Recipient

Balamani Amma first female to receive Saraswati Samman
Balamani Amma

Year – 1995

For – Nivedyam (Poetry collection)

Language – Malayalam

2018 Recipient

K Siva Reddy 2018 "Saraswati Samman Winner"
K Siva Reddy

Year – 2018

For – Pakkaki Ottigilite

Language – Telugu

2019 Saraswati Samman Award Winner

Vashdev Mohi
Vashdev Mohi

Year – 2019

For – Chequebook

Language – Sindhi

Complete list of Recipient

YearRecipient WorkLanguage
1991Harivansh Rai Bachchan
Born on 27 November 1907
bhupatti, United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, British India (present-day Uttar Pradesh, India)
AutobiographyHindi
1992Ramakant Rath
Born 13 December 1934 (age 85)
Cuttack, Odisha, India
“Sri Radha”
(Poetry)
Odia
1993Vijay Tendulkar
Born 6 January 1928
Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India
“Kanyadaan”
(Play)
Marathi
1994Harbhajan Singh
Born 18 August 1920
Lumding, Assam
Rukh Te Rishi
(Poetry collection)
Punjabi
1995Balamani Amma
Born 19 July 1909
Punnayurkulam, Malabar District, Madras Presidency, India
Nivedyam
(Poetry collection)
Malayalam
1996Shamsur Rahman Faruqi
born on 15 January 1935 in India.
She’r-e Shor- AngezUrdu
1997Manubhai Pancholi
Born 15 October 1914
Panchashiya, Morbi district, Gujarat, India
KurukshetraGujarati
1998Shankha Ghosh
Born 5 February 1932 (age 88)
Gandharba Kabita Guccha
(Poetry collection)
bengali
1999Indira Parthasarathy
Born 7 July 1930 (age 89)
Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India
Ramanujar
(Play)
Tamil
2000Manoj Das
Born 27 February 1934 (age 86)
Sankhari, Balasore, Odisha, India
Amruta Phala
(Novel)
Oriya
2001Dalip Kaur Tiwana
Born 4 May 1935
village Rabbon, Ludhiana district, Punjab
Katha Kaho Urvashi
(Novel)
Punjabi
2002Mahesh Elkunchwar
Born 9 October 1939 (age 80)
Parwa, Maharashtra
Yugant
(Play)
Marathi
2003Govind Chandra Pande
(30 July 1923 – 22 May 2011) was a well-known Indian historian of the Vedic and the Buddhist periods
Bhagirathi
(Poetry collection)
Marathi
2004Sunil Gangopadhyay
Born 7 September 1934
Faridpur, Bengal Presidency, British India
Pratham Alo
(Novel)
Bengali
2005K. Ayyappa Panicker
Born 12 September 1930
Kavalam, Kerala
Ayyappa Panikarude Kritikal
(Poetry collection)
Malayalam
2006Jagannath Prasad Das
Born 26 April 1936 (age 84)
Puri, Odisha
Parikrama
(Poetry collection)
Oriya
2007Naiyer Masud
Born 1936
Lucknow, India
Taoos Chaman Ki Myna
(Short stories collection)
Urdu
2008Lakshmi Nandan Bora
Born 15 June 1932
Kujidah, Nagaon district, Assam, India
Kayakalpa
(Novel)
Assamese
2009Surjit Paatar
Born Pattar Kalan, Punjab, British India
Lafzan Di DargahPunjabi
2010S.L. Bhyrappa
Born Santeshivara Lingannaiah Bhyrappa 26 July 1931 (age 88)
Santeshivara, Hassan district, Karnataka, India
MandraKannada
2011A.A. ManavalanIrama Kathaiyum IramayakalumTamil
2012Sugatha Kumari
Born 22 January 1934 (age 86)
Aranmula, Travancore
Manalezhuthu
(Poetry collection)
Malayalam
2013Govind Mishra
Born 1 August 1939 (age 80)
Atarra, Banda, United Provines, India
Dhool Paudho Par
(Novel)
Hindi
2014Veerappa Moily
Born 12 January 1940 (age 80)
Moodabidri, South Canara, British India present Dakshina Kannada district Karnataka
Ramayana Mahanveshanam
(Poetry)
Kannada
2015Padma Sachdev
Born 1940 (age 79–80)
Purmandal Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Chitt-Chete
(Autobiography)
Dogri
2016Mahabaleshwar Sail
Born 4 August 1943 (age 76)
Shejebag, Majali, Karnataka, India
Hawthan
(Novel)
KonKani
2017Sitanshu Yashaschandra
Born Sitanshu Yashaschandra Mehta
18 August 1941 (age 78)
Bhuj (now in Kutch, Gujarat, India)
Vakhar
(Poetry collection)
Gujarati
2018K Siva Reddy
Born 1943 (age 76–77)
GunturAndhra PradeshIndia
Pakkaki Ottigilite
(Poetry)
Telugu
2019Vasdev Mohi
Born as Vasdev Venshimal Sidhnani on 02 March 1944 at Mirpur Khas Sindh.
Chequebook
(Short Story Series)
Sindhi

Vyas Samman

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”.

Second Recipient

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

Note:

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.

Nasira Sharma 2019 Vyas Samman recipient
Nasira Sharma

Year – 2019

For – Kagaz Ki Nav

YearRecipientFor
1991Dr. Ram Vilas SharmaBharat ke Pracheen bhasha parivar aur Hindi
1992Dr. Shiv Prasad SinghNeela Chand
(Novel)
1993Shri Girija Kumar MathurMain Waqt ke Hoon Samane
(collection of poems)
1994Dr. Dharamvir BharatiSapna Abhi Bhi
(Collection of poems)
1995Shri Kunwar NarayanKoi Dusra Nahin
(Collection of poems)
1996Prof. Ramswarup ChaturvediHindi Sahitya aur Samvedna Ka Vikas
1997Dr. Kedarnath SinghUttar Kabir Tatha Anya Kavitaen
(Poem)
1998Govind MishraPaanch Aanganon Wala Ghar
1999Sri Lal SuklaBisarampur Ka Sant
2000Giriraj KishorePehla Girimitya
2001Chandra ShahHindi
2002Kailash VajpayeePrithvi Ka Krishna Paksh
2003Chitra MudgalAnwan
2004Mridula GargKath Gulab
2005ChandrakantaKatha Satisar
2006Parmanand SrivastavaNotd poet and literary critic
2007n/an/a
2008Mannu BhandariEk Kahani Yah Bhi
(Autobiography)
2009Amar KanthInhi Hathiyaron SE
2010Vishwanath Prasad TiwariPhir Bhi Kuch Rah Jayega
2011Ramdarash MisraAam K Patee
(Collection of Poems)
2012Narendra KohliNa Bhooto Na Bhavishyati
(Novel)
2013Vishwanath TripathiVyomkesh Darvesh
2014Kamal Kishore GoyenkaPremchand Kee Kahaniyon Kaa Kaal Kramanusar Adhyan
2015Sunita JainKshama
(Poetry collection)
2016Surinder VermaKaatna shami ka vriksha padma-pankhuri ki dhar se
2017Mamta KaliaDukkham Sukkham
2018Leeladhar JagudiJitne Log Utne Prem
2019Nasira SharmaKagaz ki Nav

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