Govind Mishra gets Saraswati Samman 2013 for novel 'Dhool Paudhon Par'
The renowned Hindi author, Mr. Govind Mishra received the Sarawasti Samman 2013 for his book “Dhool Paudho Par” published in 2008. The award made Mr. Mishra the second Hindi author to receive the honour after noted Indian poet Mr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan.
About Saraswati Samman
- Establish: 1991 by the K. K. Birla Foundation.
- Cash Price: Rs 10 lakh, a citation and a plaque.
- Annual award for outstanding prose or poetry literary works in any Indian language listed in Schedule VIII of the Constitution of India.
Note: In 1991, Mr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan became the first Hindi author to receive the Saraswati Samman for his autobiography in four volumes.