He won the prestigious Kendra Sahitya Academy
Award in 1999 for his collection of short stories 'Sreeramante Kadhakal' and Kerala Sahitya Academy
Award for the collection 'Vasthuhara'.
Known for his versatile roles in Tamil, Kannada and Hindi films, he was bestowed with many awards including the Padmasri, Padma Bhushan, and Sahitya Academy
For his outstanding contribution towards literature, Bharatiya Jnanpith also awarded him with Jnanpith, the highest Indian literary award in 1998, four years after winning the Sahitya Academy
award in 1994.
Shihabuddin Poythumkadavu, a versatile writer, journalist and poet, who was honoured with the Kerala Sahitya Academy
Award in 2007 presided over the function as the chief guest.
He received India's highest literary honor, the Jananpith Award, and the Sahitya Academy
The jury in India was headed by Professor Dr Gopi Chand Narang, Padma Bhushan Award winner and former Chairman of Sahitya Academy
of India, along with Proffesor Muhammad Shafey Kidwai, Rashid Anwer Rashid and Zaheer Ahmed.
She also received a number of literary awards, which are: Akhil Bharat Sindhi Boli Ain Sahit Sabha's award (1965); Maharshtra Sindhi Sahitya Academy
Award (1992); Sahitya Akademi Award (1994); Ishwari Jivatram Buxani Award (2001) and Priya Darshni Academy Award (2010).
As per the media reports Ramanunni who won the Sahitya Academy
Award for his book, 'God's own Book' donated the prize money of Rs.
He won the Kendriya Sahitya Academy
Award for his novel Smarakasilakal (memorial stones) in 1980 and was the recipient of the Kerala Sahitya Academy
Award in 1978 and 1980.
Referring to the writers returning their awards against rising intolerance, Sonia said Nehru was the first Sahitya Academy
president and said it was her duty to protect the body from the interference of the prime minister.
Says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley after over two dozen writers, poets and others have returned their Sahitya Academy
and other awards, to protest against what they perceive as the growing intolerance of the government of the day.
In protest against what Salman Rushdie has characterized as a wave of "thuggish violence," 35 leading Indian authors and poets have returned awards granted them by the National Academy of Letters (the Sahitya Academy