Sahitya Akademi Award 2013
The President of Sahitya Akademi, Dr.Viswanath Prasad Tiwari presented prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award 2013 at the annual “Festival of Letters” in New Delhi.
Sahitya Akademi Award 2013 to
- Famous poets: Rabindra Sarkar (Assamese), Subodh Sarkar (Bengali), Anil Boro (Bodo), Sitaram Sapolia (Dogri), Chinu Modi (Gujarati), Ambika Dutt (Rajasthani), Radhakant Thakur (Sanskrit), Arjun Charan Hembram (Santali), Namdev Tarachandani (Sindhi) and Javed Akhtar (Urdu) .
- Novelists: Mridula Garg (Hindi),Manmohan (Punjabi) and R.N. Joe D’ Cruz (Tamil).
- Renowned film maker Dr. Makhonmani Mongsaba.
- Books of essays: C.N.Ramachandran (Kannada), Tukaram Rama Shet (Konkani), Satish Kalasekar (Marathi), and Katyayani Vidmahe(Telugu).
- Books of short stories: Temsula Ao (English) and Mohi-ud- Din Reshi (Kashmiri).
- Travelogues: Makhonmani Mongsaba (Manipuri) and Man Bahadur Pradhan (Nepali).
- M.N.Paloor (Malayalam) for his autobiography, Sureshwar Jha (Maithili) for his memoirs and Bijoy Misra (Odia) for his play.
Note: Sahitya Akademi Award is a literary honor in India to recognize and promote excellence in Indian writing and also acknowledge new trends.