Saraswati Samman (सरस्वती सम्मान)

The Saraswati Samman (सरस्वती सम्मान) is an annual award for outstanding prose or poetry literary works in any 22 Indian language listed in Schedule VIII of the Constitution of India.[1][2] It is named after an Indian goddess of learning and is considered to be among the highest literary awards in India.
l  Est.                             1991
l  Instituted by                K. K. Birla Foundation
l  First Awardee              Harivanshrai 'Bachchan' for his autobiography in four volumes in HindI in 1991
l  Recent Awardee         Govind Mishra for his book Dhool Paudho Par in 2013
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