Magahi writer Madhukar awarded Sahitya Akademi's Bhasha Samman
New Delhi, Jan 31 : Magahi writer Shesh Anand Madhukar, who has been working extensively for the development of the language, was honoured with this year's Sahitya Akademi Bhasha Samman award on Wednesday.
"Sahitya Akademi currently honours writers from 24 regional languages, but Bhasha Samman identifies those languages which are equally spoken in different parts of the country. The award is an attempt to make the writers of other languages feel equally important," said Tiwari at the award ceremony.
"A language is the identity of a community, it reflects its the culture and tradition. A regional language might be limited to a particular region but its effect is not restricted within a certain territorry. Bhasha Samman is an attempt to highlight such languages," Sahitya Akademi Secretary K. Sreenivasarao added.
Madhukar started his career as a lecturer in Hindi at the BSK College, Methan in 1966 and eventually became a reader and professor at the Saint Columba College, Hazaribagh. He entered the field of literature in 1960 and since then he has immensly contributed in the enrichment of the language. His poems have been published in leading literary magazines.
In his long and illustrious career, he has a large body of work to his credit in both Magahi and Hindi. Some of his important works in Hindi are "Magahi Kavita Ke Bimb", "Eklavya", and "Bhagwan Birsa". In Magahi, his well-acclaimed works are "Eklavya" and "Magahi Bhulachal Hey". His books have been included in the graduate and post-graduate syllabus of Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribagh.