Award for S. L. Bhyrappa

PTI | | Updated on: Apr 05, 2011

Kannada writer S. L. Bhyrappa was on Tuesday chosen for the prestigious Saraswati Samman for his novel Mandra . The award, constituted by K. K. Birla Foundation, consists of a prize money of Rs 7.50 lakh, a citation and a plaque.

The jury which selected Bhyrappa was headed by former Chief Justice of India, Mr G. B. Patnaik. “After consideration of the works published in 22 Indian languages during 2000-09, the Chayan Parishad (jury) selected Mandra , a novel in Kannada by Prof. S. L. Bhyrappa for the 20th Saraswati Samman,” a statement said here.

Seventy-five-year-old Bhyrappa has so far published 22 novels, the first being Bheemakaya in 1959. He is one of the best selling novelists in Kannada over the past 25 years. Mandra is one of the most acclaimed epic novels of Bhyrappa.

Published on April 05, 2011
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