Mangalesh Dabral, Rajesh Joshi returns ‘Sahitya Akademi award’


About returning of the award: Mangalesh Dabral has returned his Sahitya Akademi award. Dabral joins the writers who have returned their awards to the Akademi. Previously seven more authors on Sunday joined the ranks of literateurs who have returned their honors or quit Sahitiya Akademi posts protesting against “rising intolerance” in the country,

  • Even, Nayantara Sahgal, sent a cheque of Rs. 1 lakh to the literary body’s chief in response to his comment that “she earned all the profits”.

About Sahitya Akademi award:

  • It is a literary honor in India.
  • The award comprises a plaque and a cash prize of Rs. 100, 000
  • The first Awards were given in 1955.

About Mangalesh Dabral:

  • Mangalesh Dabral was a writer, critic, editor and Hindi poet.
  • He is a noticeable modern Indian poet who writes in Hindi and he was born on 16th May 1948.
  • He has served in Hindi Patriot, Pratipaksh and Aaspaas in Delhi.
  • He worked as Assistant Editor in Purvagrah published from Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal.
  • Dabral’s poetry has been translated in all major Indian languages, and a number of foreign languages, such as English, Russian, dutch etc.


  • He received the Sahitya Akademi Award given by Sahitya Akademi,
  • In 2000 he received India’s National Academy of Letters, for his poetries.

- Published/Last Modified on: October 12, 2015