Magahi writer Shesh Anand Madhukar was on January 31, 2018 honoured with the Sahitya Akademi Bhasha Samman Award 2018. With this, he became the second writer of Magahi language to be given the award.
Madhurkar was conferred the award by Sahitya Akademi President Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari.
About Shesh Anand Madhukar
• Madhukar has been working extensively for the development of the Magahi language.
• Madhukar started his career as a lecturer in Hindi at the BSK College, Methan in 1966 and eventually became a reader and professor at the Saint Columba College, Hazaribagh.
• He entered the field of literature in 1960 and since then he has immensely contributed in the enrichment of the language. His poems have been published in leading literary magazines.
• In his long and illustrious career, he has a large body of work to his credit in both Magahi and Hindi.
• Some of his important works in Hindi are "Magahi Kavita Ke Bimb", "Eklavya", and "Bhagwan Birsa".
• In Magahi, his well-acclaimed works are "Eklavya" and "Magahi Bhulachal Hey".
• His books have been included in the graduate and post-graduate syllabus of Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribagh.
About Bhasha Samman
• Sahitya Akademi currently honours writers from 24 regional languages, but Bhasha Samman identifies those languages which are equally spoken in different parts of the country.
• The Bhasha Samman award is an attempt to make the writers of other languages feel equally important.
• The award prize consists of Rs 1 lakh cheque and a memento.
Who: Shesh Anand Madhukar
When: 31 January 2018