Hindi litterateur Kashinath Singh chosen for Bharat Bharti literary award 2014
Noted Hindi litterateur Kashinath Singh has been chosen for the Bharat Bharti literary award for year 2014.
Singh has penned many short stories and novels. His most famous novel is Kashi ka Assi (2004) which captures the vibrant hues of Varanasi (famously known as Banaras). This novel has been adapted into upcoming movie ‘Mohalla Assi’.
Apart from him some other prominent writers were also chosen to the award in various categories. They are Vinod Kumar Shukla (Hindi Gaurav), Mridula Garg (Lohia Sahitya), Krishna Bihari Mishra (Mahatama Gandhi Sahitya Samman), Ramkrishna Rajput (Avantibai Sahitya Samman) and Abhiraj Rajendra Mishra (Deendayal Upadhaya Sahitya Samman).
Bharat Bharti literary award: It is Uttar Pradesh state’s highest literary award. Annually given by UP Hindi Sansthan. It carries a cash prize of 5 lakh rupees.