The Saraswati Samman
is given to the
eminent writers for their literary works in any of the twenty-two languages falling under Schedule VIII of the Indian Constitution.
This prestigious award is named after an Indian Goddess of Knowledge and is counted among the supreme literary awards in India.
In 1991 the K.K Birla Foundation instituted the Saraswati Samman Award. This award constitutes ₹15,00,000, a citation and a plaque. A panel of scholars and former award winners selects the candidates from literary works published in 10 years. Let us make you know that Harivanshrai Bachchan was the recipient of the inaugural award for his volume autobiography, 'Kya Bhooloon Kya Yaad Karoon, Needa Ka Nirman Phir, Basere Se Door and Dashdwar se Sopan Tak.'
29th Saraswati Samman Award was received by an eminent writer Vasdev Mohi for his an outstanding collection of short stories that is Chequebook. This short stories collection marks the pain and sufferings of marginalized sections of the society.
As this prestigious award consists of 15 lakh rupee, a citation and a plaque, Mr Mohi has been conferred with the same. He is the author of 25 books of poetry, stories and innumerable pieces of translations.