24 March 2019 Current Affairs:
Hindi writer Leeladhar Jagudi honoured with Vyas Samman 2018 for his collection of poems ‘Jitne Log Utne Prem’.
He was awarded Padma Shri in 2004 apart from other awards, including Sahitya Akademi Award, Akashvani National Award and Uttarakhand Gaurav Samman.
The award is given annually to outstanding literary work in Hindi authored by Indian citizen which has been published in the last decade.
It was started in 1991 by the KK Birla Foundation.
It carries monetary amount of Rs. 4 lakh.