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Marathi writer Mirasdar selected for literary award

  The Vinda Karandikar Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar will be conferred on well-known Marathi writer D M Mirasdar.

Marathi writer Mirasdar selected for literary award

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 19:41

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.

PTI
First Published: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 19:41
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