List of Sahitya Akademi Award winners for Konkani
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.
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
|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. Moraes||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||Kashinath Shamba Lolienkar||Kavyasutra (Poetry)|
|2013||Tukaram Rama Shet||Manmotayam (Essays)|
|2014||Madhavi Sardesai||Manthan (Essays)|
|2015||Uday Bhembre||Karna Parva (Play)|
|2016||Edwin J.F. D'Souza||Kallem Bhangar (Novel)|
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