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Renowned Hindi poet Viren Dangwal passes away

Renowned Hindi poet Viren Dangwal passed away in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh after a prolonged illness. He was 68.

Viren Dangwal was born 1947 in Kirtinagar, Uttaranchal. He was one of the leading Hindi poets.

He had published three collections of poetry namely Isi Dushchakra Mein Srashta, Duniya Mein and Siyahi Taal.

Awards: HIs famous poem collection Dushchakra me Shrista had earned him prestigious Sahitya Academy award in 2004. He was also bestowed with Shrikant Verma Puraskar, Raghuvir Sahay Samman and Shamsher Samman.

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24th Vyaas Samman conferred on eminent Hindi writer Dr Kamal Kishore Goenka

Eminent Hindi writer Dr Kamal Kishore Goenka has been conferred with prestigious 24th Vyaas Samman for year 2014.

He was bestowed with this award in recognition of his work ‘Premchand ki Kahaniyon ka Kaal Kramanusaar Adhyayan’. It is a critical analysis of the work Hindi literature’s doyen Munshi Premchand.

About Vyas Samman

  • The award was instituted by the K.K. Birla Foundation in 1991.
  • It is awarded annually for an exceptional contribution made by Hindi writers towards the language and his work published in past 10 years.
  • The award carries monetary award of 2.5 lakh rupees, a citation and a plaque.
  • Inaugural award was bestowed upon Ram Vilas Sharma in 1991 for his work Bharat ke Pracheen bhasha parivar aur Hindi.

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