India: Sahitya Akademi announces winners of Bhasha Samman

The Bhasha Samman carries a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh, an inscribed copper plaque and a citation: The Indian Express 

Entrusted with the task of promoting literature in the different languages of India, the Sahitya Akademi has announced the winners of the prestigious Bhasha Samman, which is awarded for contribution to literature in various Indian languages. To be presented in the coming months, the recipients of the award are K Meenakshi Sundaram for contribution to Classical and Medieval Literature (Southern) for 2013 and Munishwar Jha for Classical and Medieval Literature (Eastern) for 2014. Charu Chandra Pande and Mathura Dutt Mathpal have also been jointly recognised for their work towards the enrichment of Kumauni, a language reportedly not recognised by the Akademi till now.

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