Saraswati Samman Winners List (1991-2021)

Dear Readers, in this article I provide details of the Saraswati Samman and also the Saraswati Samman winners list with book or novel literature in different languages.

About Saraswati Samman:

  • The Saraswati Samman is an annual award for outstanding prose or poetry literacy works in any Indian language (22 languages) listed in Schedule VII of the Constitution of India.
  • The Saraswati Samman was instituted by the KK Birla foundation in 1991.
  • Initially, this award consists of Rs. 10 Lakh, a citation, and a plaque. Now the prize money rises to Rs. 15 lakh.
  • It is named after an Indian goddess of knowledge Maa Saraswati.
  • For winners of Saraswati Samman, Candidates are selected from literary works published in the previous ten(10) years by a panel that included scholars and former award winners.
  • The first award was given toHarivansh Rai Bachchan for his four-volume autobiography, Kya Bhooloon Kya Yaad Karoon, Needa Ka Nirman Phir, Basere Se Door, and Dashdwar se Sopan Tak.

 

Till now there are 30 awardees was awarded in Saraswati Samman for their work in different languages. Most Recently Marathi writer “Sharankumar Limbale” awarded Saraswati Samman for 2020 for his Novel “Sanatan” in Marathi.

 

Saraswati Samman Winners List (1991-2021)are:-

 

YearWinners NameWorkLanguage
2020 Sharankumar Limbale “Sanatan” (Novel)Marathi
2019Vasdev Mohi“Chequebook” (Short Story Series)Sindhi
2018K Siva Reddy“Pakkaki Ottigilite” (Poetry)Telugu
2017Sitanshu Yashaschandra“Vakhar”(Poetry collection)Gujarati
2016Mahabaleshwar Sail“Hawthan”(Novel)Konkani
2015Padma Sachdev“Chitt Chete”(Autobiography)Dogri
2014Veerappa Moily“Ramayana Mahanveshanam”

(Poetry)

Kannada
2013Govind Mishra“Dhool Paudho Par”(Novel)Hindi
2012Sugathakumari“Manalezhuthu”(Poetry collection)Malayalam
2011A. A. Manavalan“Irama Kathaiyum Iramayakalum”Tamil
2010S. L. Bhyrappa“Mandra”Kannada
2009Surjit Paatar“Lafzan Di Dargah”Punjabi
2008Lakshmi Nandan Bora“Kayakalpa”(Novel)Assamese
2007Naiyer Masud“Taoos Chaman Ki Myna”(Short stories collection)Urdu
2006Jagannath Prasad Das“Parikrama”(Poetry collection)Oriya
2005K. Ayyappa Panicker“Ayyappa Panikarude Kritikal”(Poetry collection)Malayalam
2004Sunil Gangopadhyay“Pratham Alo”(Novel)Bengali
2003Govind Chandra Pande“Bhagirathi”(Poetry collection)Sanskrit
2002Mahesh Elkunchwar“Yugant”(Play)Marathi
2001Dalip Kaur Tiwana“Katha Kaho Urvashi”(Novel)Punjabi
2000Manoj Das“Amruta Phala”(Novel)Oriya
1999Indira Parthasarathy“Ramanujar”(Play)Tamil
1998Shankha Ghosh“Gandharba Kabita Guccha”(Poetry collection)Bengali
1997Manubhai Pancholi“Kurukshetra”Gujarati
1996Shamsur Rahman Faruqi“She r e Shor Angez”Urdu
1995Balamani Amma“Nivedyam”(Poetry collection)Malayalam
1994Harbhajan Singh“Rukh Te Rishi”(Poetry collection)Punjabi
1993Vijay Tendulkar“Kanyadaan”(Play)Marathi
1992Ramakant Rath“Sri Radha”(Poetry)Odia
1991Harivansh Rai Bachchan Kya Bhooloon KyaYaad Karoon”

“Needa Ka Nirman Phir”,

 “Basere Se Door” and 

“Dashdwar se Sopan Tak”.

(Autobiography in four volumes)

Hindi

Other important Awards are:

Awards and Honors 2020-2021

Padma Award Complete Details

Bharat Ratna Award: List of Winners from(1954- 2021)

Jnanpith Award Winners List (1965-2021)

Dadasaheb Phalke Award (1969-2021) Recipients lists

66th Filmfare Award 2021 PDF Download

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q.Who won the 2020 Saraswati Samman?

Ans-Marathi witter Sharankumar Limbale won Saraswati Samman in 2020 for his book Sanatan.

Q.Who was awarded the first Saraswati Samman?

Ans- The first Saraswati Samman was given to Harivansh Rai Bachchan for his autobiography.

 

 

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