will be conferred on Mr.
Udbhrant for his contribution
to Hindi literature. He is well known Hindi
poet and writer. Till today more than 60 books
have been published. He is recipient of a number
of awards at the State and National level. By
profession he was Senior Director in Doordarshan.
The award will be given on the poet’s latest
epic ‘Treta’ which is based on the women characters
... will be
conferred on Mrs.
Monika Gajendragadkar. She has
been writing for leading Marathi Newspapers
like Loksatta, Lokprabha, Maharashtra Times
and Sakal. In 1992, she joined Mauj Prakashan
as Assistant Editor, was promoted as Chief Editor
in 2008. She is a writer of short stories. ‘Art’
and ‘Bhoop’ are two collections of her short
be conferred on Mrs.
Kala Moti Prakash for her
overall contribution to Sindhi literature.
She has written several novels stories and
articles. She has several achievements in
Sindhi literature and is a winner of the Central
Sahitya Academy Award.
be conferred on Dr.
Dhiruben Patel who is one of
the most respected senior writers in Gujarati
today. Her composure is enviable. She has published
five collections of short stories, a great deal
of children’s literature, works of humour, scripts
for radio and TV serials, translations and plays,
one of which Bhavni Bhavai, was originally written
for the film by the same title. She had won
awards for the dialogues and songs in it. She
got many awards for her work in Gujarati Literary