Saraswati Awards Winners List

Awarded Saraswati Samman (1991 to present)

What is Saraswati Samman?

Saraswati Samman K. K. Literature award given by Birla Foundation. This award is given annually to literary works published in the last 10 years by Indian writers of languages included in the Eighth Schedule of the Indian Constitution.

Brief description of Saraswati Samman:

Category of award Literature
Establishment year 1991
Prize money 15 lakh rupees
First winner Harivanshrai Bachchan
last winner Ramdarash Mishra (2021)

Saraswati Samman:

Recently, Hindi writer “Prof. Ramdarsh Mishra" for his poetry collection 'Mai to yaha hoon' was awarded the Saraswati Samman for 2021 on April 7, 2022. The award consists of fifteen lakh rupees, a citation and a plaque. In 1991 by the KK Birla Foundation The established Saraswati Samman is recognized as the most prestigious and highest literary award in the country.

Features and important facts of Saraswati Samman:

  • In Saraswati Samman, a shawl, citation, insignia and an honorarium of fifteen lakh rupees are given.
  • Saraswati Samman was started in 1991.
  • The first Saraswati Samman was given to Hindi litterateur Dr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan for his four-volume autobiography.
  • Dogri litterateur Padma Sachdev was given the prestigious Saraswati Samman for the year 2015 for her autobiography Chitta-Chet.
  • Eminent Konkani litterateur Mahabaleshwar Sail was selected for the Saraswati Samman for the year 2016. He was given this honor for his novel 'Houghton'.
  • On April 27, 2018, the famous Gujarati poet Sitanshu Yashaschandra was selected for the 27th Saraswati Samman for the year 2017. Sitanshu Yashaschandra will be given this honor for his poetry collection 'Vakhar'. This book was published in the year 2009.
  • On April 10, 2019, the famous Telugu poet Dr.K. Siva Reddy has been selected for the 28th Saraswati Samman for the year 2018, he will be given this honor for his
  • poetry collection 'Pakki Ottigilite'. Which was published in the year 2016.
  • On 16 January 2020, famous Sindhi writer Vasdev Mohi was awarded the 29th Saraswati Samman, he has been given this honor for his famous Sindhi speaking story "Check Book".

List of Saraswati Samman winners since 1991 till date:

The year Writer's name Work/Novel/Poetry
2021 Ramdarash Mishra Mai to yaha hoon
2020 Dr. Sharankumar Limbale Sanatan
2019 Vasdev Mohi Check Book (Sindhi Language Story)
2018 K.Siva Reddy Pakki Ottigilite (poem collection)
2017 Sheetanshu Yashchandra Vakahar (poem collection)
2016 Mahabaleshwar prakoshti Houghton (novel)
2015 Padma Sachdev Chit-chet (autobiography)
2014 Veerappa Moily Kannada
2013 Govind Mishra Hindi
2012 Sugata (Sugatha) Kumari Malayalam
2011 AA. Manwalan Tamil
2010 SL bhairappa Novel 'Mandra' (Kannada)
2009 Surjit Patar Lafzon Di Dargah
2008 Laxmi Nandan Bora Assamese
2007 Nayyar Masood Urdu
2006 Jagannath Prasad Das Oriya
2005 Prof. K Ayyappa Panicker Malayalam
2004 Sunil Gangopadhyay Bangla
2003 Prof. Govind Chandra Pandey Sanskrit
2002 Mahesh Elkunchwar Flag
2001 Dalip Kaur Tiwana Punjabi
2000 Manoj Das Oriya
1999 Indira Parthasarathy Tamil
1998 Prof. Shankh Ghosh Bangla
1997 Manubhai Pancholi 'The Audience' Gujarati
1996 Shamsur Rahman Farooqui Urdu
1995 Balamani Amma Malayalam
1994 Haribhajan Singh Punjabi
1993 Vijay Tendulkar Flag
1992 Ramakant Rath Oriya
1991 Harivansh Rai Bachchan Autobiography (Hindi)

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