Dr Damodar Khadse Awarded Goenka Hindi Sahitya Puraskar

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Pune, 25 March 2021: Eminent Poet and writer Dr Damodar Khadse’s novel “Badal Raag” has been awarded the prestigious “Goenka Hindi Sahitya Puraskar”, one of the most reputed awards in the field of literature. This year, due to the ongoing pandemic situation there will be no award ceremony. The Trust will send the prize to the awardee directly. The award has a cheque of Rs 1.11 lakh and a trophy.

Apart from Dr Khadse, Mitesh Nirmohi, Dr Harish Naval, Dr Bina Fudki and Chandkaur Joshi have also been selected for the prestigious award.

In past, Dr Khadse has also been awarded “Rashtriya Sahitya Puraskar”. For his novel ” Kala Suraj” he was awarded by the President of India. The award was conferred to him by the then President Hon Dr Shankar Dayal Sharma at a special program organized at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Also, the “Ganga Sharan Singh Samman” of the Kendriya Hindi Sansthan was presented at Rashtrapati Bhavan by then President Pratibha Devisingh Patil.

Dr Khadse has written in various genres. He has published four novels, eight fiction collections, nine poetry collections, review and interview books. He has translated twenty works from Marathi to Hindi. He has been awarded the Central Sahitya Akademi Award for his translation of the famous Marathi novel “Baromas”. Also, the Sahitya Academies of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra have honoured him.

Marathi and Kannada translations of Dr Khadse’s “Badal Raag” novel are published. Translation of English to Gujarati is under publication. His contribution in literature has been a synonym of bridge between Marathi and Hindi literature.