Chandrashekhara Kambara Elected New President of Sahitya Akademi

Kannada litterateur Chandrashekar Kambar has been elected as president of the Sahitya Akademi in the election held for the post. He has replaced Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari. Hindi poet Madhav Koushik has been elected as vice-president.

This is the second time election was held in the history of Sahitya Akademi, after Ananthamurthy’s election to the post. Prof. Kambar has served as the member of the Akademi executive board for over 10 years and was vice-president for 2013-18.
Static/Current Takeaways Important for Syndicate Bank PO 2018 Exam-
  • Sahitya Akademi was founded in 1954.
Source- The Economic Times