Mahabaleshwar Sail honoured with Saraswati Samman 2016

Mahabaleshwar Sail honoured with Saraswati Samman 2016

Question: Noted Konkani writer Mahabaleshwar Sail has been honoured with Saraswati Samman 2016 for which of his literary work?
(a) Hawthan
(b) Paltadcho Munis
(c) Tarangan
(d) None of the above.
Ans: (a)

  • 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.


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