Bihari Puraskar to Madhu Kankaria and Dr. Madhav Hada
Famous litterateurs Madhu Kankaria and Dr. Madhav Hada were awarded the 31st and 32nd Bihari Puraskar for 2021 and 2022 respectively in a program organised in Udaipur on 9 November.
Prof. Indravardhan Trivedi, Vice Chancellor of Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur, the chief guest of the program presented two and a half lakh rupees, citation and emblem to the litterateurs.
The award was presented to Madhu Kankaria for his novel 'Hum Yahan The' and to Dr. Madhav Hada for his critical work 'Pacharang Chola Pahar Sakhi Re'.
Kankaria, a recipient of Bihari Puraskar 2021, has written many prose, poems and books. His novel 'Hum Yahan The' is based on the struggle of tribals in Jharkhand.
It also provides information about the culture, society and economic conditions of Kolkata.
Literary critic and academic Madhav Hada was awarded the Bihari Puraskar 2022 for his extensive work in literature, media, culture and history.
He has also been a member of the General Council of Sahitya Akademi and the Hindi Advisory Board.
About Bihari Puraskar
Bihari Puraskar is one of the three literary awards instituted by the KK Birla Foundation in 1991.
Named after the famous poet Bihari, the award for Rajasthani writers carries a cash prize of Rs 2.5 lakh, a plaque and a citation.
It is given every year for an outstanding work published in Hindi or Rajasthani by a Rajasthani writer.
The awardees are selected by a selection committee headed by Chairman Hemant Shesh.
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