Awards: Padma Sachdev gets Saraswati Samman Award for the year 2015

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Padma Sachdev "Dogri" Author get 2015 Award


Saraswathi Samman for the year 2015 - Padma Sachdev
  • Eminent author Padma Sachdev was awarded the prestigious Saraswati Samman for the year 2015 for her autobiography 'Chitt-Chete' in Dogri language. She was felicitated by Delhi's Lt Governor Najeeb Jung in New Delhi on 29.08.2016.
  • The award is given every year for an outstanding literary work written in any Indian language by an Indian citizen, published during the last 10 years. 
  • The award carries a sum of Rs 15 lakh besides a citation and a plaque. The 76-year-old poet and novelist's autobiography, published in 2007, was shortlisted from 22 works written in as many languages published between 2005 and 2014.
About Padma Sachdev
  • Sachdev, who is the first women poet in Dogri language, has been a recipient of Sahitya Akademi Award in 1971 for her poetry book 'Meri Kavita Mere Geet.' She has 60 books to her credit and recited poems in several regional languages, including Gujarati and Punjabi.
About Saraswati Samman Award
  • 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 10 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 inaugural 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.
List if Saraswati Samman Award Winners 

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

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