Shiromani literary award for Kasel, Aulakh and Tasneem
The Punjab government on Tuesday announced the names of winners of Shiromani awards of the language department for 2012, 2013 and 2014.
The names of awardees were finalised in a marathon meeting of an advisory board under the chairmanship of higher education and languages minister Surjit Singh Rakhra.
The Punjabi Sahit Rattan Award has been bestowed on Kirpal Singh Kasel, Ajmer Aulakh and Niranjan Singh Tasneem. They will be awarded Rs 10 lakh each.
The winners of 17 other categories will get Rs five lakh each. The awardees are:
Shiromani Punjabi Sahitak Patarkar: Varinder Singh Walia, Niranjan Singh Sathi and Susheel Dosanjh.
Punjabi patarkar: Amar Singh Bhullar, Harjinder Singh Lal and Bhushan Sood.
Punjabi sahitkar: Mohan Bhandari, Baldev Singh Sadaknama and Avtar Singh Bling.
Hindi sahitkar: Mahesh Patialavi, Mohd. Iqbal and Renu Behal.
Sanskrit sahitkar: Shashidhar Sharma, Bhushan Lal Sharma and Lekh Raj Parwana.
Punjabi kavi: Jaswinder, Gurbhajan Gill and Kulwant Singh Grewal.
Punjabi critic: Dr Surjit Singh Bhatti, Dr Balkar Singh and Dr Tejwant Gill.
Punjabi gyan sahitkar: Balwant Singh Kothaguru, Dr Kirpal Singh and Prof Aschru Singh.
Punjabi sahitkar (NRIs): Kesar Singh Neer, Gurbhaksh Singh Bhandal and Ajit Singh Rahi.
Punjabi sahitkar (outside Punjab): Chandan Negi, Rashpinder Rashim and Khalid Hussain.
Punjabi bal sahitkar: Santosh Sahni, Aatma Singh Chitti and Amrik Singh Talwandi.
Ragi award: Bhai Hari Singh, Prof Kartar Singh and Bhai Jaswant Singh.
Dhadhi/kavishar: Brij Lal Dhaula, Mohinder Singh Sibea and Des Raj Lachkani.
Punjabi television, radio, film: Buta Singh Shad, Satish Kaul and Baldev Gill.
Punjabi natak: Devinder Daman, Gurcharan Channi and Pali Bhupinder.
Punjabi singers: Mohammad Sadique, Gurdas Maan and Surinder Shinda.
Besides, six prominent personalities have been chosen for special awards. Devinder Singh Chitarkar and Raghbir Singh Bains will get Rs 1.5 lakh while Pandit Rao Thairesanwar, Ranjit Rana, Malkit Singh Guara and Bachan Singh Saral will get Rs 1 lakh each.
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