Konkani author Mahabaleshwar Sail gets Saraswati Samman
- Eminent Konkani writer Mahabaleshwar Sail has been honoured with the Saraswati Samman 2016 for his novel Hawthan. The award comprises a cash prize of Rs 15 lakh and a citation.
- The 74-year-old writer's novel was shortlisted from 22 regional language books.
- Best known for his work, 'Paltadcho Munis', which inspired a film by the same name, Sail is a renowned bi-lingual writer based in Goa.
- He has four Marathi dramas and seven Konkani novels to his credit. He has also written short stories and a novel in Marathi.
- Published in 2009, 'Hawtha' is a work of fiction presenting the cultural map of the traditional potter community of Goa.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which eminent Konkani writer has been honoured with the Saraswati Samman 2016 for his novel Hawthan?
- Mahabaleshwar Sail.