List of Saraswati Samman Awards Winners Since 1991 to 2017

List of Saraswati Samman Awards Winners Since 1991 to 2017

The Saraswati Samman is an annual award for outstanding prose or poetry literary works in any 22 Indian language listed in Schedule VIII of the Constitution of India. It is named after an Indian goddess of learning and is considered to be among the highest literary awards in India.

The Saraswati Samman was instituted in 1991 by the K. K. Birla Foundation. It consists of Rs 15 lakh, a citation and a plaque. Candidates are selected from literary works published in the previous ten years by a panel that included scholars and former award winners. The first Saraswati Samman award was given to Harivanshrai ‘Bachchan’ for his four volume autobiography, Kya Bhooloon Kya Yaad Karoon, Needa Ka Nirman Phir, Basere Se Door and Dashdwar se Sopan Tak.

Complete Winners list of  Saraswati Samman (1991-2017)

Year Name of Recipient Work Language
2015 Padma Sachdev “Chitt-Chete” (Autobiography) Dogri
2014 Veerappa Moily “Ramayana Mahanveshanam” (Poetry) Kannada
2013 Govind Mishra “Dhool Paudho Par” (Novel) Hindi
2012 Sugathakumari “Manalezhuthu” (Poetry collection) Malayalam
2011 A. A. Manavalan “Irama Kathaiyum Iramayakalum” Tamil
2010 S. L. Bhyrappa “Mandra” Kannada
2009 Surjit Paatar “Lafzan Di Dargah” Punjabi
2008 Lakshmi Nandan Bora “Kayakalpa” (Novel) Assamese
2007 Naiyer Masud “Taoos Chaman Ki Myna” (Short stories collection) Urdu
2006 Jagannath Prasad Das “Parikrama” (Poetry collection) Oriya
2005 K. Ayyappa Panicker “Ayyappa Panikarude Kritikal” (Poetry collection) Malayalam
2004 Sunil Gangopadhyay “Pratham Alo” (Novel) Bengali
2003 Govind Chandra Pande “Bhagirathi” (Poetry collection) Sanskrit
2002 Mahesh Elkunchwar “Yugant” (Play) Marathi
2001 Dalip Kaur Tiwana “Katha Kaho Urvashi” (Novel) Punjabi
2000 Manoj Das “Amruta Phala” (Novel) Oriya
1999 Indira Parthasarathy “Ramanujar” (Play) Tamil
1998 Shankha Ghosh “Gandharba Kabita Guccha” (Poetry collection) Bengali
1997 Manubhai Pancholi “Kurukshetra” Gujarati
1996 Shamsur Rahman Faruqi “She`r-e Shor-Angez” Urdu
1995 Balamani Amma “Nivedyam” (Poetry collection) Malayalam
1994 Harbhajan Singh “Rukh Te Rishi” (Poetry collection) Punjabi
1993 Vijay Tendulkar “Kanyadaan” (Play) Marathi
1992 Ramakant Rath “Sri Radha” (Poetry) Oriya
1991 Harivansh Rai Bachchan Autobiography in four volumes (Autobiography) Hindi
List of Saraswati Samman Awards Winners Since 1991 to 2017
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