Question: Noted Konkani writer Mahabaleshwar Sail has been honoured with Saraswati Samman 2016 for which of his literary work?
(b) Paltadcho Munis
(d) None of the above.
- On 9th March, 2017, eminent Konkani writer Mahabaleshwar Sail was honoured with the Saraswati Samman 2016 for his novel ‘Hawthan’.
- His novel ‘Hawthan ‘was shortlisted from 22 regional language books.
- ‘Hawthan’ is a work of fiction presenting the cultural map of the traditional potter community of Goa. It was published in 2009.
The award comprises a cash prize of Rs 15 lakh and a citation.
- Mr. Sail hails from Majoli in Uttara Kannnada district and has settled down in Goa after his retirement. He served in the Indo-Pakistan war of 1965 and later joined the postal services.
- Mahabaleshwar Sail is best known for his work, ‘Paltadcho Munis’, which inspired a film by the same name.
- Mahabaleshwar Sail also won Sahitya Akademi award for anthology of short stories ‘ Tarangan’ in 1993.