Who: Eminent Hindi writer Dr Kamal Kishore Goenka
What: Conferred with 24th Vyaas Samman
When: 22 September 2015
Eminent Hindi writer Dr Kamal Kishore Goenka was conferred with 24th Vyaas Samman for the year 2014 on 22 September 2015. He was awarded for his work ‘Premchand ki Kahaniyon ka Kaal Kramanusaar Adhyayan’.
Goenka’s work is a critical analysis of the work by Hindi literature’s towering giant Munshi Premchand.
He was awarded a citation along with a cash amount of 2.5 lakh rupees by eminent Hindi writer Prof Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari.
About the Vyas Samman
• The award was instituted in 1991 by the KK Birla Foundation. It is presented to an outstanding literary work in Hindi published during the last 10 years.
• Ram Vilas Sharma was the first person to receive the award for hisBharat ke Pracheen bhasha parivar aur Hindi in 1991.
• Vishwanath Tripathi received the award for the year 2013 for his memoir ‘Vyomkesh Darvesh’ that is a biography of the noted Hindi scholar Acharya Hazari Prasad Dwivedi. While, Narendra Kohli received the award for his work ‘Na Bhooto Na Bhavishyati’ in 2012 and Ramdarash Misra for his collection of poems ‘Aam K Patte‘ in 2011.