Gujarati poet, playwright and academic Sitanshu Yashaschandra have been selected for the 2017 Saraswati Samman for his collection of verses titled Vakhar. The award, now in its 27th year, is presented by the KK Birla Foundation, a literary and cultural organization that also gives the Vyas Samman for Hindi, and Bihari Puraskar for Hindi and Rajasthani writers of Rajasthan. He has penned 10 plays and three books on critical analysis. He is also a recipient of the Padma Shri and the Sahitya Akademi Award. The prestigious award recognizes an outstanding literary work every year written in any Indian language and published during the last 10 years. The recipients of the award are given a cash prize of Rs 15 lakhs, a citation, and a plaque.

  • Sitanshu Yashaschandra has been selected for the 2017 Saraswati Samman.
  • He has penned 10 plays and three books on critical analysis.
  • The recipients of the award are given a cash prize of Rs 15 lakhs, a citation, and a plaque.