List of Sahitya Akademi Award Winners 2021

Sahitya Akademi Awards 2021 have been announced on December 30, 2021. The awards are given as a recognition of the literary efforts of authors and writers of India in the 22 languages mentioned in the Constitution. Check the list of winners below.
Updated: Dec 31, 2021 11:51 IST
Sahitya Akademi Awards 2021 winners
Sahitya Akademi Awards 2021 winners

The Sahitya Akademi announced its prestigious awards on December 30, 2021, for the year. The Sahitya Akademi Award, Yuva Puraskar and Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2021 on Thursday. The Akademi announced its award in 20 languages this time. Take a look at the list of the winners below.  Also check the names of Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar here.  

Sahitya Akademi Award 2021: List of Winners

Famous writer Namita Gokhale received the award for her English novel 'Things to Leave Behind'. The winners in some language categories like Gujarati, Manipuri, Maithili and Urdu would be announced later. Some of the winners are listed below.

  1. Anuradha Sarma Pujari (Assamese)
  2. Bratya Basu (Bengali)
  3. Daya Prakash Sinha (Hindi)
  4. Wali Mohd Aseer Kashtawari (Kashmiri)
  5. Khalid Hussain (Punjabi)
  6. Vindeshwari prasad Mishr “Vinay” (Sanskrit) etc.

Complete List: Sahitya Akademi Awards 2021

Language

Name of the Winner

Genre

Assamese

Anuradha Sarma Pujari

Novel

Bengali

Bratya Basu

Play

Bodo

Mwdai Gahai

Poetry

Dogri

Raj Rahi

Short Stories

English

Namita Gokhale

Novel

Hindi

Daya Prakash Sinha

Play

Kannada

D.S. Nagabhushana

Biography

Kashmiri

Wali Mohd. Aseer Kashtawari

Criticism

Konkani

Sanjiv Verenkar

Poetry

Malayalam

George Onakkoor

Autobiography

Marathi

Kiran Gaurav

Short Stories

Nepali

Chhabilal Upadhyaya

Epic Poetry

Odia

Hrushikesh Mallick

Poetry

Punjabi

Khalid Hussain

Short Stories

Rajasthani

Meethesh Nirmohi

Poetry

Sanskrit

Vindeshwariprasad Mishr 'Vinay'

Poetry

Santali

Niranjan Hansda

Short Stories

Sindhi

Arjun Chawla

Poetry

Tamil

Ambai

Short Stories

Telugu

Gorati Venkanna

Poetry

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Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2021

This is also awarded in 22 Indian languages. Megha Mazumdar is one of the authors to win the award in English. She won it for her debut book 'A Burning'. Other winners include

1

Gourob Chakraborty (Bengali)

2

Gautom Daimary (Bodo)

3

Arun Akash Dev (Dogri)

4

Drashti Soni (Gujarati)

5

Himanshu Vajpai (Hindi)

6

L.Lakshmi Narayan Swamy (Kannada)

7

Razi Tahir Bhagat (Kashmiri)

8

Sharddha Garad (Konkani)

9

Amit Mishra (Maithili)

10

Mobin Mohan (Malayalam)

11

Lenin Khmancha (Manipuri)

12

Pranav Sakhadeo (Marathi)

13

Mahesh Dahal (Nepali)

14

Debabrata Das (Odia)

15

Veerdavinder Singh (Punjabi)

16

Swetapadma Satapathy (Sanskrit)

17

Kuna Hansdah (Santali)

18

Rakesh Shewani (Sindhi)

19

Thagulla Gopal (Telugu)

20

Umar Farhat (Urdu)

21

Abhijit Bora (Assamese)

Sahitya Akademi Award is given in 22 Indian languages and 24 languages listed in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution.  This award is given on a yearly basis. 

 

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