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Kendra Saahitya Academy Awards for Kannada Poets

August 16, 2013
Year       Author                                                  Work
1955       Kuvempu                                         Sri Ramayana Darshanam (Epic)
1956       R. S. Mugali                                      Kannada Sahitya Charitre (History of Literature)
1958       D. R. Bendre                                    Aralu-Maralu (Poetry)
1959       K. Shivaram Karanth                       Yakshagana Bayalata (A treatise on folk-drama)
1960       V. K. Gokak                                   Dyava-Prithivi (Poetry)
1961       A. R. Krishnashastry                        Bengali Kadambarikara Bankim Chandra (A critical study)
1962       Devudu Narasimha Sastri               Mahakshatriya (Novel)
1964       B. Puttaswamayya                           Kranti-Kalyana (Novel)
1965       S. V. Ranganna                               Ranga Binnapa (Philosophical reflections)
1966       P. T. Narasimhachar                        Hamsa Damayanti Mattu Itara Rupakagalu (Musical plays)
1967       D. V. Gundappa                             Shrimad Bhagavadgita Tatparya Athava Jivanadharmayoga
                                                                                (Philosophical expositions)
1968       Masti Venkatesha Iyengar           Sannakathegalu (12-13) (Short stories)
1969       H. Tipperudraswamy                      Karnataka Samskriti Sameekshe (Cultural Study)
1970       S. B. Joshi                                            Karnataka Samskritiya Poorva Peethike (Cultural Study)
1971       Adya Rangacharya                           Kalidasa (Literary criticism)
1972       S. S. Bhoosnurmath                        Shoonyasampadaneya Paramarshe (Commentary)
1973       V. Sitaramaiah                                   Aralu Baralu (Poetry)
1974       Gopalakrishna Adiga                       Vardhamaana (Poetry)
1975       S. L. Bhyrappa                                    Daatu (Novel)
1976       M. Shivaram                                       Mana Manthana (Psychiatric studies)
1977       K. S. Narasimhaswamy                  Tereda Baagilu (Poetry)
1978       B. G. L. Swamy                                  Hasuru Honnu (Travelogue)
1979       A. N. Murthy Rao                             Chitragalu Patragalu (Reminiscences)
1980       Gorur Ramaswamy Iyengar         Americadalli Goruru (Travelogue)
1981       Chennaveera Kanavi                      Jeewa Dhwani (Poetry)
1982       Chaduranga                                        Vaishakha (Novel)
1983       Yashwant Chittal                              Katheyaadalu Hudugi (Short stories)
1984       G. S. Shivarudrappa                        Kavyartha Chintana (Literary criticism)
1985       T. R. Subba Rao                                 Durgaasthamaana (Novel)
1986       Vyasaraya Ballal                                                Bandaya (Novel)
1987       Poornachandra Tejaswi                 Chidambara Rahasya (Novel)
1988       Shankar Mokashi Punekar           Avadheshwari (Novel)
1989       H. M. Nayak                                       Samprati (Belles- Lettres)
1990       Devanur Mahadeva                        Kusuma Bale (Novel)
1991       Chandrashekhara Kambara         Sirisampige (Play)
1992       S. R. Ekkundi                                      Bakulada Hoovugalu (Poetry)
1993       P. Lankesh                                          Kallu Karaguva Samaya (Short stories)
1994       Girish Karnad                                     Taledanda (Play)
1995       Kirtinath Kurtakoti                           Uriya Nalage (Criticism)
1996       G. S. Amur                                          Bhuvanada Bhagya (Literary Criticism)
1997       M. Chidananda Murthy                 Hosatu Hosatu (Criticism)
1998       B. C. Ramchandra Sharma            Sapthapadi (Poetry)
1999       D. R. Nagaraj                                      Sahitya Kathana (Essays)
2000       Shantinath Kuberappa Desai       Om Namo (Novel)
2001       L. S. Seshagiri Rao                            English Sahitya Charitre (Literary history)
2002       S. Narayana Setty                            Yugasandhya (Epic)
2003       K. V. Subbanna                                 Kaviraja Marga Mattu Kannada, Jagattu (Essays)
2004       Geetha Nagabhushana                 Baduku (Novel)
2005       Raghavendra Patil            Teru (Novel)
2006       M. M. Kalburgi                  Marga - 4 (Essays)
2007       K. Veerabhadrappa         Aramane (Novel)
2008       Shrinivas B. Vaidya          Halla Bantu Halla (Novel)
2009       Vaidehi (Janaki Srinivasa Murthy)             Krouncha Pakshigalu (Short Stories)
2010       Rahamat Tarikere            kattiyanchina daari (Literary Criticism)
2011       Gopalkrishna Pai              Swapna Saarasvata (Novel)
2012       H. S. Shivaprakash           Mabbina Haage Kaniveyassi
Note:No awards were given in 1957 and 1963). A total of 55 Sahitya Akademi Awards have been received by Kannada Writers.

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