Joginder Pal Saraf aka. Chhatrapal felicitated with Sahitya Akademi Award


Governor congratulates Sahitya Akademi award winners

JAMMU, DECEMBER 22: Governor N.N. Vohra has congratulated Mr. Chhatrapal and Mr. Aziz Hajini on their being conferred with the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Annual Awards for 2016. Mr. Chhatrapal has been honoured for his contribution to Dogri literature and Mr. Hajini in recognition of his work in Kashmiri.

Mr. Chhatrapal has been awarded for “Cheta” his book of short stories in Dogri and Mr. Hajini has been bestowed the coveted award for “Aane Khane” a volume on literary criticism.

In separate letters to both the authors the Governor has wished them continuing successes in all their future literary endeavours.


NEW DELHI: Joginder Pal Saraf, popularly known as Chhatrapal (his pen name) and incumbent president of Dogri Sanstha, has been awarded for his publication `Cheta’, a short stories book in Dogri.

The award, comprising  of cash prize of Rs one  lakh, a citation and a memento, will be presented to them at a national level function, scheduled to be held at New Delhi in the month of February 2017.

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‘Cheta’ by Chhatrapal is a landmark in Dogri literature for its new style of expression, psychological treatment, literary aesthetics, beauty  and power of language and style of modern short story.

Chhatrapal joined Radio Kashmir Jammu as News-Reader-cum-Translator in 1976 and retired as Sr NRT in 2009.  He began writing at the age of 20 and has been awarded at State and National levels for his earlier publications and works. In 2015, he was awarded Sahitya Akademi Translation Award.

Sahitya Akademi  today announced the Best Book awards of 2016 in 24 Indian Languages.

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