Saraswati Samman (List of Winners 1991--2018)

Saraswati Samman (List of Winners 1991--2017)
Saraswati Samman (List of Winners 1991--2017)
Saraswati Samman is a prestigious literary award given by KK Birla foundation for outstanding literary work in any 22 Indian languages listed in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution of India.

The award is named after Hindu Goddess of Learning Saraswati and consists cash prize of 15 lakh rupees, a plaque, and a citation.

Candidates are selected from literary works published in the past ten yers by a panel that include scholars and past awardees.

The first Sarawati Samman was given to Harivanshrai Bachhan for his four volume autobiographical work: Kya Bhooloon Kya Yaad Karoon, Needa Ka Nirman Phir, Basere Se Door and Dashdwar se Sopan Tak in 1991.

Balamani Amma became first female writer to win Saraswati Samman in 1995 for her poetry collection Nivedyam.

K Shiva Reddy has won Sarawati Samman 2018 for his work Pakkaki Ottigilite.


YearRecepientWorkLanguage
1991Harivanshrai BachchanAutobiography in four volumesHindi
1992Ramakant RathSri Radha Oriya
1993Vijay TendulkarKanyadaanMarathi
1994Harbhajan SinghRukh Te RishiPunjabi
1995Balamani AmmaNivedyamMalayalam
1996Shamshur Rahman FaruqiShe`r-e Shor-AngezUrdu
1997Manubhai PancholiKurukshetraGujarati
1999Shankha GhoshGandharba Kabita GucchaBengali
2000Indira ParthasarathyRamanujarTamil
2001Manoj DasAmruta PhalaOriya
2001Dalip Kaur TiwanaKatha Kaho UrvashiPunjabi
2002Mahesh ElkunchwarYugantMarathi
2003Govind Chandra PandeBhagirathiSanskrit
2004Sunil GangopadhyayPratham AloBengali
2005K. Ayyappa PanickerAyyappa Panikarude KritikalMalayalam
2006Jagannath Prasad DasParikarmaOriya
2007Naiyer MasudTaoos Chaman Ki MynaUrdu
2008Lakshmi Nandan BoraKayakalpaAssamese
2009Surjit PaatarLafzan Di DargahPunjabi
2010S. L. BhyrappaMandraKannada
2011A. A. ManavalanIrama Kathaiyum IramayakalumTamil
2012SugathakumariManalezhuthuMalayalam
2013Govind MishraDhool Paudho ParHindi
2014Veerappa MoilyRamayana MahanveshanamKannada
2015Padma SachdevChitt-CheteDogri
2016Mahabaleshwar SailHawthanKonkani
2017Sitanshu YashaschandraVakharGujarati
2018K Shiva ReddyPakkaki OttigiliteTelugu