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:-

 

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

(Poetry)

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