Hindi Sahitya Akademi Award:

What is the Sahitya Akademi Award called?

The Sahitya Akademi Award is a literary honor given by the Sahitya Akademi in India. The Sahitya Akademi awards every year the best literary work published in each of the major languages ​​of India recognized by it. Apart from the 22 Indian languages ​​included in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution of India, it is provided in a total of 24 languages, including Rajasthani and English. The Sahitya Akademi Awards were given for the first time in 1955.

Quick Info About Hindi Sahitya Akademi Award:

Award Class  Literature
Establishment Year 1955
Prize Money one lakh rupees
1st winner Makhanlal Chaturvedi
Last Winner Badri Narayan (2022)

Amount to be received in Sahitya Akademi Award:

In the Sahitya Akademi Award, the winners are given a cash amount of one lakh rupees and a copper plate in the present normal. At the time of inception of the award, the prize money was Rs.5,000/-, which was increased to Rs.10,000/- in 1983 and increased to Rs.25,000/- in 1988. From the year 2001 this amount was increased to Rs.40,000/- and after that in the year 2003 this amount was increased to Rs.50,000/-. After this, the government had increased the amount of the award from Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh in the year 2009.

Sahitya Akademi Awards 2022:

In the announcement of the 2022 Sahitya Akademi Award, this year Hindi writer Badri Narayan has been selected for his Poetry 'Tumadi Ke Shabd'.

List of Hindi Sahitya Akademi Awardees since 1955 till date:

Year Author's name Book
2022 Badri Narayan Tumadi Ke Shabd (Poetry)
2021 Daya Prakash Sinha Samrat Ashok (Play)
2020 Anamika Tokri Mein Digant ‘Their Gatha’ : 2014 (Poetry)
2019 Nand Kishore Acharya Chheelate Hue Apne Ko (Poetry)
2018 Chitra Mudgal Post Box No. 203-Naala Sopara (Novel)
2017 Ramesh Kuntal Megh Vishw Mithak Sarit Sagar (Literary Criticism)
2016 Nasira Sharma Paarijat (Novel)
2015 Ramdarash Mishra Aag Ki Hansi (Poetry)
2014 Ramesh Chandra Shah Vinayak (Novel)
2013 Mridula Garg Miljul Man (Novel)
2012 Chandrakant Devtale Patthar Fenk Raha Hoon (Poetry)
2011 Kashinath Singh Rehan Per Raghu (Novel)
2010 Uday Prakash Mohan Das (Short Story)
2009 Kailash Vajpeyi Hawa Main Hasthakshar (Poetry)
2008 Govind Mishra Kohre Mein Kaid Rang (Novel)
2007 Amar Kant Inhin Hathiyaron Se (Novel)
2006 Gyanendrapati Sanshyatma (Poetry)
2005 Manohar Shyam Joshi Kyaap (Novel)
2004 Viren Dangwal Dushchakra Mein Srista (Poetry)
2003 Kamleshwar Kitne Pakistan (Novel)
2002 Rajesh Joshi Do Panktiyon Ke Beech (Poetry)
2001 Alka Saraogi Kali-Katha : Via Bypass (Novel)
2000 Manglesh Dabral Hum Jo Dekhte Hain (Poetry)
1999 Vinod Kumar Shukla Deewar Main Ek Khirkee Rahathi Thi (Novel)
1998 Arun Kamal Naye Ilake Mein (Poetry)
1997 Leeladhar Jagoori Anubhav Ke Aakash Mein Chand (Poetry)
1996 Surendra Verma Mujhe Chand Chahiye (Novel)
1995 Kunwar Narain Koi Doosra Nahin (Poetry)
1994 Ashok Vajpeyi Kahin Nahin Wahin (Poetry)
1993 Vishnu Prabhakar Ardhanarishwar (Novel)
1992 Giriraj Kishore Dhai Ghar (Novel)
1991 Girija Kumar Mathur Main Vaqt Ke Hun Samne (Poetry)
1990 Shiv Prasad Singh Neela Chand (Novel)
1989 Kedarnath Singh Akaal Mein Saras (Poetry)
1988 Naresh Mehta Aranya (Poetry)
1987 Shrikant Verma Magadh (Poetry)
1986 Kedarnath Aggarwal Apurva (Poetry)
1985 Nirmal Varma Kavve aur Kala Pani (Short stories)
1984 Raghuvir Sahai Log Bhool Gaye Hain (Poetry)
1983 *Sarveshwar Dayal Saxena Khutiyon Par Tange Log (Poetry)
1982 Harishankar Parsai Viklang Shraddha Ka Daur (Satire)
1981 Trilochan Tap Ke Taye Hue Din (Novel)
1980 Krishna Sobti Zindaginama-Zinda Rukh (Novel)
1979 *Dhoomil Kal Sunana Mujhe (Poetry)
1978 *Bharat Bhushan Agarwal Utna Vah Suraj Hai (Poetry)
1977 Shamsher Bahadur Singh Chuka Bhi Hun Nahin Main (Poetry)
1976 Yashpal Meri Teri Uski Baat (Novel)
1975 Bhisham Sahni Tamas (Novel)
1974 Shiv Mangal Singh ‘Suman’ Mitti Ki Baraat (Poetry)
1973 Hazari Prasad Dwivedi Alok Parva (Essays)
1972 Bhawani Prasad Mishra Buni Huyi Rassi (Poetry)
1971 Namwar Singh Kavita Ke Naye Pratiman (Literary criticism)
1970 Ram Vilas Sharma Nirala Ki Sahitya Sadhana (Biography)
1969 Shrilal Shukla Rag Darbari (Novel)
1968 Harivansh Rai Bachchan Do Chattanen (Poetry)
1967 Amritlal Nagar Amrit Aur Vish (Novel)
1966 Jainendra Kumar Muktibodh (Novelette)
1965 Nagendra Rasa Siddhanta (Treatise on poetics)
1964 ‘Agyeya’ (S.H. Vatsyayan) Aangan Ke Par Dvar (Poetry)
1963 Amrit Rai Premchand: Kalam Ka Sipahi (Biography)
1961 Bhagwaticharan Verma Bhoole Bisre Chitra (Novel)
1960 Sumitranandan Pant Kala aur Burha Chand (Poetry)
1959 ‘Dinkar’(Ramdhari Sinha) Sanskriti Ke Char Adhyaya (A survey of Indian culture)
1958 Rahul Sankrityayan Madhya Asia Ka Itihas (History)
1957 *Acharya Narendra Dev Bauddha Dharma-Darshan (Philosophy)
1956 Vasudevasaran Agrawala Padmavat Sanjivani Vyakhya (Commentary)
1955 Makhanlal Chaturvedi Him-Tarangini (Poetry)

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Sanshyatma is a poetry collection composed by noted Hindi litterateur Gyanendrapati, for which he was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2006.

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Vasudev Sharan Agarwal was a scholar of history, culture, art and literature of India. He is a Hindi prose writer awarded by Sahitya Akademi. Chaturvedi was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1955.

The Sahitya Akademi Award is a literary honor in India awarded annually by the Sahitya Akademi to the best literary work published in each of the major languages it recognizes in India.

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