Prominent Konkani writer Mahabaleshwar Sail was presented with the Saraswati Samman 2016 for his novel ‘Hawthan’. The novel ‘Hawthan’, published in 2009, captures cultural lives of traditional potter community in Goa.
He was awarded the Sahitya Akadami Award in Konkani language for his short story collection ‘Taranga’ in 1993. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 15 lakh, a citation and a plaque of goddess Saraswati.
Important Takeaways from Above News-
- Mahabaleshwar Sail is a bilingual writer based in Goa.
- Harivansh Rai Bachchan was the first recipient of this award.
Source- The Times of India