Sahitya Akademi has announced the list of awardees who will be awarded the Annual Sahitya Akademi award for the year 2015. Six books of short stories, six of poetry, four of novels, two books each of essays, criticism and plays and one of the memoirs have won Sahitya Akademi this year.
Famous poets honoured with the award for the year 2015 include Brajendra Kumar Brahma (Bodo), Dhian Singh (Dogri), Ramdarash Mishra (Hindi), KV Tirumalesh (Kannada), Kshetri Rajan (Manipuri), Ram Shankar Awasthi (Sanskrit).
Six writers awarded for their short stories are Kula Saikia (Assamese), Man Mohan Jha (Maithili), Gupta Pradhan(Nepali), Bibhuti Pattanaik (Oriya), Maya Rahi (Sindhi) and Volga (Telugu). The awards winning novelists are Cyrus mistry (English), KR Meera (Malayalam), Jaswinder Singh (Punjabi), Madhu Acharya ‘Ashawadi’ (Rajasthani). Rasik Shah (Gujarati), A Madhavan(Tamil) have been awarded for their essays. Uday Bhembhre (Konkani), Rabilal Todu (Santali) for their plays.
Bashir Bhadarwahi (Kashmiri) and shamim Tariq (Urdu) on their books on criticism and Arun Khopkar (Marathi) for his books on memoirs are among those who are honoured with Sahitya Akademi. Awards were recommended by jury members representing 23 Indian languages approved by the executive council of Sahitya Akademi which met on Thursday under the chairmanship of Dr Vishwanath Prasad Tiwary, president, Sahitya Akademi.