Page-3 of Sahitya Akademi Current Affairs, GK & News

Chandrashekhara Kambar elected as new President of Sahitya Akademi

Prof. Chandrashekhara Kambar, the eminent Kannada writer and Jnanpith winner, has been elected as the new president of Sahitya Akademi in the election held for the post. He is the third Kannada writer to head the country’s premier literary institution, after Vinayak Krishna Gokak (1983) and U.R. Ananthamurthy (1993). Hindi poet Madhav Koushik has been ..

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Jayant Madhab Bora conferred with 2017 Sahitya Akademi Award for Assamese literature

Jayant Madhab Bora has been conferred with the 2017 Sahitya Akademi Award for Assamese literature for his novel “Moriahola”. The annual Sahitya Akademi awards for 2017 were presented at a function in New Delhi on February 12, 2018. The awards were given in 24 languages. The awarded works includes Seven novels, five collections each of ..

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K P Ramanunni conferred with 2017 Sahitya Akademi Award for Malayalam literature

K P Ramanunni from Kerala has been conferred with the 2017 Sahitya Akademi Award for Malayalam literature for his novel “Daivathinte Pusthakam”, which deals with India’s communal situation, at a function in New Delhi on February 12, 2018. He received a casket containing an engraved copper-plaque, a shawl and a cheque of Rs 1 lakh. ..

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Chandrashekhar Kambar elected as President of Sahitya Akademi

Jnanpith recipient and Kannada litetrateur Chandrashekhar Kambar (81) was elected as President of the Sahitya Akademi. He will serve as president of the Akademi for a period of five years. Hindi poet Madhav Kaushik was elected as vice president of the Sahitya Akademi. Kambar won election for Akademi’s top post by beating his rivals Marathi ..

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Shesh Anand Madhukar honoured with 2018 Sahitya Akademi Bhasha Samman award

Shesh Anand Madhukar, the eminent Magahi writer & scholar, has been honoured with the 2018 Sahitya Akademi Bhasha Samman award at Sahitya Akademi Auditorium, New Delhi. The award consists of Rs 1 lakh cheque and a memento. Madhukar is the 2nd writer of Magahi language to be given the award. He has been working extensively ..

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Ramesh Kuntal Megh 2017 Sahitya Akademi Award in Hindi

Ramesh Kuntal Megh has been conferred with the 2017 Sahitya Akademi Award for Hindi literature for his book of literary criticism “Vishw Mithak Sarit Sagar”. The award in the form of a casket containing an engraved copper-plaque, a shawl and a cheque of Rs 1 lakh will be presented to the author at a special ..

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