Birmangol named for Sahitya Akademi
New Delhi, Dec 18
Manipuri novelist L Birmangol Singh is among the 23 writers named for this year's Sahitya Akademi Award, for his book, Ei Amadi Aduneigi Eethat, a novel published in 2015.
The winners will receive an engraved copper plate and Rs 1 lakh cash prize at a special function on February 25, 2020 in Delhi.
Other eminent writers to be named for the prestigious award included senior Congress leader and author Shashi Tharoor for his book “An Era of Darkness”. The national academy of letters announced the names of 23 recipients for the prestigious award on Wednesday.
Playwright Nand Kishore Acharya also won the prestigious award for his book of Hindi poetry, “Chheelatey Hue Apne Ko”. Seven poets will be given the award — Phukan Ch. Basumatary (Bodo), Nand Kishore Acharya (Hindi), Niba A Khandekar (Konkani), Kumar Manish Arvind (Maithili), V Madhusoodanan Nair (Malayalam), Anuradha Patil (Marathi), and Penna Madhusudan (Sanskrit).
Joysree Goswami Mahanta (Assamese), L Birmangol Singh (Manipuri), Cho Dharman (Tamil) and Bandi Narayan Swami (Telugu) will receive the award for their novels.
Six authors will get the recognition in short story category — Abdul Ahad Hajini (Kashmiri), Tarun Kanti Mishra (Odia), Kripal Kazak (Punjabi), Ramswaroop Kisan (Rajasthani), Kali Charan Hembram (Santali), and Ishwar Moorjani (Sindhi).
Three books of essay by Chinmoy Guha (Bengali), Om Sharma Jandriari (Dogri), and Ratilal Borisagar (Gujarati) were also named for the prestigious award.