Gujarati poet Chinu Modi gets Sahitya Akademi Award

New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Gujarati poet Chinu Modi has been conferred the Sahitya Akademi Award for the year 2013 for his poetry book “Khara Zaran”, an official statement said Saturday.

The book was selected by a three-member jury.
Other winners announced in Dec, 2013 included Bollywood lyricist Javed Akhtar, Bengali poet Subodh Sarkar and Bodo poet Anil Boro.
The winners will be given the award in March during the Festival of Letters being organised here by the Sahitya Akademi.
They will be honoured with an engraved copper plaque, a shawl and a cheque for Rs.100,000.