Saraswati Samman Winners List (1991-2022) – Latest Updated List

Saraswati Samman Winners List (1991-2022) – Latest Updated List – Saraswati Samman is an annual award for outstanding prose or poetry literacy works in any Indian language (22 languages) listed in Schedule VII of the Constitution of India.

  • The Saraswati Samman was established by the KK Birla Foundation in 1991.
  • Initially, this award includes Rs. 10 lakhs, a citation, and a plaque. Now the prize money has increased to Rs. 15 lakh.
  • It is named after mother Saraswati, an Indian goddess of knowledge.
  • For the winners of Saraswati Samman, the candidates are selected by a panel from one of the literary works published in the last ten (10) years which includes scholars and former awardees.
  • The first award was given toHarivansh Rai Bachchan for his four-volume autobiography, Kya Bhooloon Kya Yaad Karoon, Needa Ka Nirman Phir, Basere Se Door, and Dashdwar se Sopan Tak.

So far, 31 awardees have been honoured with Saraswati Samman for their work in different languages. Recently, Hindi writer “Prof. Ramdarsh Mishra” was honoured with saraswati samman for 2021 for his collection of poems ‘In Toh Here Hoon’ on April 7, 2022.

Saraswati Samman Winners List

Saraswati Samman Winners List (1991-2022) – Latest Updated List

Year Winners Name Work Language
2021 Prof Ramdarash Mishra “‘Mein to Yahan Hun” Hindi
2020 Sharankumar Limbale  “Sanatan” (Novel) Marathi
2019 Vasdev Mohi “Chequebook” (Short Story Series) Sindhi
2018 K Siva Reddy “Pakkaki Ottigilite” (Poetry) Telugu
2017 Sitanshu Yashaschandra “Vakhar”(Poetry collection) Gujarati
2016 Mahabaleshwar Sail “Hawthan”(Novel) Konkani
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) Odia
1991 Harivansh Rai Bachchan Kya Bhooloon KyaYaad Karoon”, “Needa Ka Nirman Phir”,

 “Basere Se Door” and 

“Dashdwar se Sopan Tak”.

(Autobiography in four volumes)

Hindi

Q.Who won the 2021 Saraswati Samman?

  • Hindi writer “Prof Ramdarash Mishra“awarded Saraswati Samman for 2021 for his collection of poems “Mein to Yahan Hun”.

Q.Who won the 2020 Saraswati Samman?

  • Marathi witter Sharankumar Limbale won Saraswati Samman in 2020 for his book Sanatan.

Q.Who was awarded the first Saraswati Samman?

  • The first Saraswati Samman was given to Harivansh Rai Bachchan for his autobiography.

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