Konkani writer Mahabaleshwar Sail gets Saraswati Samman

Saraswati SammanEminent Konkani writer Mahabaleshwar Sail has been honoured with the Saraswati Samman 2016 for his novel ‘Hawthan’. The 74-year-old writer’s novel, published in 2009, was shortlisted from 22 books written in as many languages. The selection for the award, given every year for an outstanding literary work written in any Indian language by an Indian citizen and published during the last 10 years, is made by a jury presided by former chief justice A S Anand.

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