Saraswati Samman

News:Telugu poet K Siva Reddy has been awarded the prestigious Saraswati Samman, 2018.


  • K Siva Reddy was awarded the Saraswati Samman award for his collection Pakkaki Ottigilite in 2018.

About Saraswati samman:

  • Saraswati Samman award was instituted by the KK Birla Foundation in 1991.
  • The award is given annually for an outstanding literary work written in any official Indian languages and published during the preceding 10 years.
  • It is the highest recognition in the field of Indian literature and carries a cash purse of Rs 15 lakh apart from a citation and a plaque.

Additional information:

  • To felicitate writers,the KK Birla Foundation has instituted three awards in the field of literature.
  • These are the (a)Saraswati Samman (b)Vyas Samman (for Hindi) and (c)Bihari Puraskar(for Hindi and Rajasthani writers of Rajasthan).