Vyas Samman 2018 conferred on Leeladhar Jagoori
The 28th Vyas Samman for the year 2018 was conferred on noted Hindi poet and writer Leeladhar Jagoori for his poetry collection ‘Jitne Log Utne Prem’, at a function held in New Delhi. Jagoori was conferred the prestigious award for his poetry collection by renowned author and scholar Govind Mishra.
Well known Hindi poet Leeladhar Jagoori’s poems often celebrate love and hope. The poetry collection ‘Jitne Log Utne Prem’ is Jagoori’s 12th anthology of poetry. Jagoori’s award citation reads- He presents a new world of experience, language, narrative and that his poems are ever-changing sounds of experiments and progress.
About Vyas Samman
The prestigious award was started in 1991 and is conferred especially for contributions to Hindi literature. It is given by K K Birla Foundation for an outstanding literary work in Hindi authored by an Indian citizen published during last 10 years. It carries a prize money of Rs. 4 lakh along with a citation and plaque. The KK Birla Foundation also confers Saraswati Samman and Bihari Puraskar for literature in Indian languages.
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