New Delhi, Dec. 18 (ANI): Playwright and novelist Cyrus Mistry’s English novel ‘Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer’ and KR Meera’s ‘Aarachar’ in Malayalam are among the works that have won the prestigious Sahitya Akademi award for this year.
Akademi’s Secretary K. Sreenivasarao said that the awards were recommended by distinguished jury members representing 23 Indian languages and were approved by the Executive Board of the Akademi, under the Chairmanship of President, Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari.
The Akademi also announced Bhasha Samman to writer and scholar Shrikant Bahulkar.
The award comprising an engraved plaque, a shawl and a cheque of Rs. one lakh will be presented to the writers at a function on February 16, 2016, during Festival of Letters, the annual festival of the Akademi.
The award in the category of Bengali language is to be announced at a later date. (ANI)