Mumbai: The Vinda Karandikar Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar will be conferred on well-known Marathi writer D M Mirasdar.
This was announced by Maharashtra Government today.
Mirasdar, known for his humorous stories, will be given the award, which carries a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh, for his contribution to Marathi literature.
The award has been named after Vinda Karandikar, a noted Marathi poet, writer and translator, who was conferred the prestigious Jnanpith Award in 2003.
The P U Bhagwat Award will be given to Keshav Bhikaji Dhavale Publication house, which is more than a century-old book publishing entity. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 3 lakh.