Renowned Rajasthani litterateur Satya Narayan was on 26 December 2016 chosen for the 26th Bihari Puraskar 2016 by K K Birla Foundation. This was the 26th year of the award.
He was chosen for his Hindi book titled Yeh Ek Dunia which was published in 2010. His novel Yeh Ek Dunia depicts the various circumstances of life in contemporary world.
The book attempts to enter the unseen aspects where human experiences and conscience are more important than life situations of contemporary time zone.
About Satya Narayan
• He has penned various books including Ret Ki Kokh Mein, Phati Jeb Se Ek Din, Yahin Kahin Neend Thi among others.
• He also wrote for various newspapers and magazines including Yayavar Ki Diary.
• He has received several awards like Acharya Niranjannath Samman by Sambodhan, Kankroli, Kanhaiyaa Laal Sahal Award from Rajasthan Sahitya Akademi and others.
About Bihari Puraskar
• The award was instituted in 1991 by the K K Foundation.
• It is named after famous Hindi poet named Bihari.
• It carries the cash prize of Rs 2 lakhs, a citation and a plaque.
• It recognises the outstanding work in Hindi or Rajasthani published during the last ten years by a Rajasthani writer.
• The 2015 Bihari Puraskar was awarded to writer Bhagwati Lal Vyas for his Rajasthani poetry collection titled Katha Sun Aawe Hai Sabad.
When: 26 December 2016