Vyas Samman for Vishwanath Tripathi

New Delhi: Eminent Hindi writer Vishwanath Tripathi been selected for the prestigious Vyas Samman for the year 2013.

Tripathi has been chosen for the coveted annual literary award instituted in 1991 by the K K Birla Foundation for his memoir `Vyomkesh Darvesh`, a biolgraphy of noted Hindi scholar Acharya Hazari Prasad Dwivedi.

The award carries an amount of Rs 2.5 lakh. It is given to an outstanding literary work in Hindi published during the last 10 years.

The selection committee for the award was headed by Hindi litterateur Surya Prasad Dikshit.

82-year-old Tripathi has around 20 publications to his credit which include novels, memoirs and poetry collection.