Kumar Suvarna Chandrak

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Kumar Suvarana Chandrak or the Kumar Gold Medal is a literary award given by Kumar Trust, Ahmedabad, India since 1944. The medal is annually conferred to a Gujarati author for his contribution in Kumar magazine published by Kumar Trust. In 1950, Chandravadan Mehta refused to accept Kumar Chandrak.[1][2]

Kumar Suvarna Chandrak
Civilian award for contributions to literature
Awarded forLiterary honor
Sponsored byKumar Trust, Ahmedabad and Hiraben Foundation, Mumbai
LocationGujarat, India
Formerly calledKumar Chandrak (till 1983)
First awarded1944
Last awarded2015
Highlights
Total awarded53
First winnerHariprasad Desai
Last winnerHarshad Trivedi

HistoryEdit

The medal was established in 1944, by Yashwant Pandya, an author contributing to Kumar. Initially, Gujarati authors Balwantray Thakore, Vishnuprasad Trivedi and Sundaram had served in a committee for the selection of awardee. Subsequently Ramnarayan V. Pathak and Anantrai Raval served on the committee. From 1983 to 2002, there is no expressed declaration of this medal, but from 2003 it has been started again. It was renamed from Kumar Chandrak (Kumar Medal) to Kumar Suvarna Chandrak (Kumar Gold Medal) in 2003.[1][2][3]

RecipientsEdit

Year Recipients
1944 Hariprasad Desai
1945 Pushkar Chandarvakar
1946 Yashodhar Mehta
1947 Rajendra Shah
1948 Balmukund Dave
1949 Niranjan Bhagat
1950 Vasudev Bhatt
1951 Bakul Tripathi
1952 Shivkumar Joshi
1953 Ashok Harsh
1954 Shivprasad Trivedi
1955 Umakant Shah
1956 Chandravadan A. Buch
1957 Jayant Pathak
1958 Hemant Desai
1959 Ushnas
1960 Navneet Parekh
1961 Sunil Kothari[4]
1962 Labhshankar Thakar
1963 Priyakant Maniar
1964 Chandrakant Sheth
1965 Raghuveer Chaudhari
1966 Father Vallés
1967 Harikrishna Pathak
1968 Gulabdas Broker
1969 Bhanuprasad Pandya
1970 Ramesh Parekh
1971 Dhiru Parikh
1972 Madhusudan Parekh
1973 Kanubhai Jani
1974 Madhusudan Dhaky
1975 Hariprasad Shastri
1976 Vinod Bhatt
1977 Bhagwatikumar Sharma
1978 Ashvin R. Desai
1979 Shankardev Vidyalankar
1980 Bahadurshah Pandit
1981 Hasmukh Baradi
1982 Praful Raval
1983 Chandrashankar Bhatt 'Shashishivam'
2003 Rajnikumar Pandya
2004 Ramchandra Patel
2005 Bahadurbhai Vank
2006 Priti Sengupta
2007 Sushrut Patel
2008 Bhagirath Brahmbhatt
2009 Parantap Pathak
2010 Rajesh Vyas 'Miskin'
2011 Pravin Darji
2012 Radheshyam Sharma
2013 Yoseph Macwan
2014 Harsh Brahmbhatt
2015 Harshad Trivedi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Trivedi, Dr. Ramesh M. (2015). Arvachin Gujarati Sahityano Itihas (History of Modern Gujarati Literature). Ahmedabad: Adarsh Prakashan. p. 414. ISBN 978-93-82593-88-1.
  2. ^ a b "Kumar Suvarna Chandrak". Gujarati Sahitya Kosh (Encyclopedia of Gujarati Literature). 3. Ahmedabad: Gujarati Sahitya Parishad. 1996. p. 104.
  3. ^ Pandya, Rajnikumar (September 14, 2015). "એકાણુ વર્ષના જુવાન 'કુમાર'ને અમરત્વનું વરદાન આપો- ૨" [91 years old Kumar deserves immortality]. WebGurjari (in Gujarati). Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Eminent Artistes Receive Eviction Notices to Vacate Government Housing in Delhi". The Wire. 18 November 2020. Retrieved 26 July 2021.