List of Sahitya Akademi Award winners for Konkani

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Sahitya Akademi Award is given each year, since 1955, by Sahitya Akademi (India's National Academy of Letters), to writers and their works, for their outstanding contribution to the upliftment of Indian literature and Konkani literature in particular.[1]

When the Sahitya Akademi recognised Konkani in 1975 as an independent and literary language, one of the important factors was the literary heritage of Romi Konkani since the year 1556. However, after Konkani in the Devanagari script was made the official language of Goa in 1987, the Sahitya Akademi has supported only writers in the Devanagari script.

Sahitya Akademi Award winners and their works in Konkani language[edit]

Year Author Work
1977 Ravindra Kelekar Himalayant (Travelogue)
1978 D.K. Sukhthankar Manni Punav (Humorous essays)
1979 R. V. Pandit Dorya Gazota (Poetry)
1980 Manohar Rai Sardesai Pissolim (Poetry)
1981 B.B. Borkar Bakibab Borkar Sasay (Poetry)
1982 Laxmanrao Sardessai Khabari (Essays)
1983 Damodar Mauzo Karmelin (Novel)
1984 Pundalik Naik Chowrang (One-act play)
1985 J.B. Moreas Bhitorlem Tufan (Poetry)
1986 Prakash Damodar Padgaonkar Hanv Monis Asvat-Thamo (Poetry)
1987 Arvind N. Mambro Panaji Atam Mhatari Zalea (Short stories)
1988 Chandrakant Keni Vhonkolpavnni (Short stories)
1989 C.F.D'Costa - Cha. Fra. D'Costa Sonshyache Kan (Poetry)
1990 Ramesh B. Veluskar Savul Gori (Poetry)
1991 Meena Kakodkar Sapan Fulam (Short stories)
1992 Nagesh Karmali Vanshakulachen Denen (Poetry)
1993 Mahabaleshwar Sail Tarangan (Short stories)
1994 Gokuldas Prabhu Antar ayami (Short stories)
1995 Dilip Borkar Gomanchal Te Himachal (Travelogue)
1996 Sankar Ramani Nilem Nilem Braham (Poetry)
1997 Sheela Kolambkar Bhuim Chafim (Pen-portraits)
1998 John Baptist Sequeira Ashim Asim Lharan (Poetry)
1999 Saratchandra Shenoi Antarnad (Poetry)
2000 Pandurang Rajaram Shenay Bhangui Champhel'li Sanj (Poetry)
2001 Madhav Borcar Yaman (Poetry)
2002 Hema Naik Bhogadandd (Novel)
2003 (Late) Shashank Sitaram Parigh (Short Stories)
2004 Jayanti Nayak Athang (Short Stories)
2005 N. Shivdas Bhaangarsaall (Short Stories)
2006 Datta Damodar Naik Jai Kai Jui? (Essays)
2007 Devidas Kadam Dika (Novel)
2008 Ashok Kamat Ghannaghai Niyatiche (Cruel blows of destiny).
2009 Jess Fernandes Kirvontt (Collection of Poems)
2010 Arun Sakhardande Kavlyanche Shradh (Collection of Poems)
2011 Melvyn Rodrigues Prakriticho Paas (Collection of Poems)
2012[2] Kashinath Shamba Lolienkar Kavyasutra (Poetry)
2013[3] Tukaram Rama Shet Manmotayam (Essays)
2014 Madhavi Sardesai Manthan (Essays)

References[edit]

  1. ^ :: SAHITYA : Akademi Awards ::
  2. ^ "Poets dominate Sahitya Akademi Awards 2012". Sahitya Akademi. 20 December 2012. Retrieved 18 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Poets dominate Sahitya Akademi Awards 2013". Sahitya Akademi. 18 December 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2013.