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Veerendra Kumar, Nanjil Nadan among Sahitya Akademi winners

Special Correspondent

Awards in Maithili and Telugu to be declared soon

NEW DELHI: The former Union Minister, M.P. Veerendra Kumar is among the 22 who have won this year's Sahitya Akademi awards for the best works in literature. Mr. Kumar has won the award for his travelogue ‘Haimavathabhuvil' in Malayalam.

The other winners include eight poets, four novelists and three short story writers.

The winning poets are: Arun Sakhardande [Konkani], Vanita [Punjabi], Mithila Prasad Tripathi [Sanskrit], Sheen Kaaf Nizam [Urdu], Laxman Dubey [Sindhi], Mangat Badal [Rajasthani], Aurobindo Uzir [Bodo] and Gopi Narayan Pradhan [Nepali].

The novelists are Esther David [English], Bani Basu [Bengali], Dhirendra Mehta [Gujarati] and M.Borkanya [Manipuri].

Under the category of short stories, Nanjil Nadan [Tamil], Uday Prakash [Hindi] and Manoj [Dogri] have been chosen for the award.

Among others, Rahamat Tarikere [Kannada], Ashok R.Kelkar [Marathi], Basher Bashir [Kashmiri] have won the awards for best books of criticism, Pathani Pattnaik [Oriya] under the category of ‘autobiographies' and Bhogle Soren [Santali] under ‘plays.'

Secretary of the Akademi, Agrahara Krishna Murthy, said the winners in Maithili and Telugu would be declared soon.

Presented in caskets

The awards are in the form of caskets containing an engraved copper plaque, a shawl and a cheque for Rs. One lakh.

They will be presented at a function on February 15 during the festival of letters organised by the Akademi.

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