Sahitya Akademi Award: Prestigious Literary Honour of India

WRITTEN BY Saumya Jaiswar2023-03-12,15:18:19 education

Sahitya Akademi Award

The award was constituted on 12 March, 1954

In which language award is given?

Sahitya Akademi award is given in 24 Indian languages recognised by the akademi

Cash Prize

Sahitya Akademi Awards comprise a plaque and a cash prize of Rs. 1,00,000

2nd Highest Literary Honour

It is the second-highest literary honor next to a Sahitya Akademi Fellowship

Who Designed the Award?

The plaque awarded by the Sahitya Akademi was designed by the Indian film-maker Satyajit Ray

First Recipient

Makhanlal Chaturvedi was the first hindi writer who won it in 1955 for his work 'Him Tarangini'


Sahitya Akademi head office is in New Delhi

2022 Awardee

Eminent Odia poet Gayatribala Panda got the 2022 award for her poetry collection, 'Daya Nadi'

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