Hindi Scholar and writer Surendra Verma chosen for Vyas Samman 2016

Surendra Verma, a well known Hindi scholar and writer, was selected for Vyas Samman 2016. Mr Verma has been chosen for this prestigious award for his novel Kaatna Shami Ka Vriksha : Padma Pankhuri Ki Dhar Se, published in 2010.The award instituted by K K Birla Foundation carries a cash award of 3.50 lakh rupees. Surendra Verma, born on 7 September 1941 in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, Verma will be the 26th recipient of the Vyas Samman. In 1993, he was conferred with the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award. In 1996, he was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award. Surendra Verma has published about fifteen titles of short stories, novels, satires and play. Some other novels and plays (drama) penned down by Verma includes Mujhe Chand Chahiyae, Surya Ki Antim Kiran Se Surya Ki Pahli Kiran Tak, Athwan Sarg and Qaid-e-Hayat among others. His play Surya Ki Antim Kiran Se Surya Ki Pahli Kiran Tak (From Sunset to Sunrise) has been translated into six Indian languages. Vyas Samman was instituted in 1991 by the KK Birla Foundation and carries a cash award of Rs 3.50 lakh, a citation and a logo. It is awarded annually in recognition of the Hindi literary work published in past 10 years in genres like novels, plays, short stories, poetry, critiques and others. Vyas Samman was instituted in 1991 by the KK Birla Foundation and carries a cash award of Rs 3.50 lakh, a citation and a logo. It is awarded annually in recognition of the Hindi literary work published in past 10 years in genres like novels, plays, short stories, poetry, critiques and others

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