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.
Das was honoured with Sahitya Academy
Award in 1984, one of the many awards she received in her lifetime.
Among them perhaps the most authentic is the large-size, 380-page Dakani Urdu ki lughat, compiled by Masood Hussain Khan and Ghulam Umar Khan and published by Andhra Pradesh Sahitya Academy
CV Sreeraman is considered an outstanding writer in Malayalam, who won the prestigious Kendra Sahitya Academy
Award and Kerala Sahitya Academy
Award for his collections of short stories.
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.
Kalburgi was a former vice chancellor of Kannada University in Shimoga and a member of the Advisory Board to the Kannada Sahitya Academy
Octogenarian Lil Bahadur Chettri, winner of the Sahitya Academy
Award for his book 'Brahmaputrako Chheu Chhau' on Nepalis in Assam, and young boxer Shiva Thapa are prominent names from other fields that come to mind immediately.
Jadhav's Marathi novel 'Amcha Bp ni Amhi' was nominated for Sahitya Academy
Award and a 52-part Hindi TV serial is currently underway on the same.
Noted Indian scholar and former chairman Sahitya Academy
Dr Gopi Chand Narang and Naseeruddin Shah will be the guests of honour.
Prof Nair is a winner of the Sahitya Academy
Award for Poetry and other national awards.