K. Siva Reddy awarded Saraswati Samman
K Siva Reddy is a Telugu poet. He was awarded the Saraswati Samman award for his collection Pakkaki Ottigilite in 2018.
About Saraswati Samman
The award is considered as the highest recognition in the field of Indian literature. It carries a cash prize of Rs 15 lakhs. The award is instituted by the KK Birla Foundation and is honored with once in a year.
The award is provided after a rigorous selection process carried out by Chayan Parishad. Chayan Parishad is the selection committee that is assisted by regional committees. It consists of eminent writers and scholars of various languages.
About K Siva Reddy
K Siva Reddy was born in an agricultural family. He is a renowned modern poet in Telugu. He has also taught English literature.
About Pakkaki Ottigilite
The poem was published in 2016. It is an anthology of 104 poems in blank verses. Blank verse has no rhyme. It consists of lines of 5 feet. The verses are the in the form of responses by the poet to the social changes over the years, the evolution of his own self and his relationship with the world