Post Date : 18/02/2017
Renowned Hindi Scholar, litterateur and playwright Surendra Verma (75) was selected for the prestigious Vyas Samman 2016. He was chosen for this award for his novel Kaatna Shami Ka Vriksha : Padma Pankhuri Ki Dhar Se, published in 2010.
About Surendra Verma :- Born on September 7, 1941 in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh He had started his career as a teacher and later writing stories. His first play was Surya ki antim kiran sesurya kipahli kiran tak (From the Sun’s Last Ray to the Sun’s First Ray`). It has been translated in six different languages So far he has published fifteen titles of short stories, novels, satires and play. Some of them Mujhe Chand Chahiyae, Surya Ki Antim Kiran Se Surya Ki Pahli Kiran Tak, Athwan Sarg and Qaid-e-Hayat etc. Awards and Honours: He has won the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1993) and Sahitya Akademi Award (1996).
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