Recipient for year 2015
Mohan Gehani is a noted Sindhi scholar, playwright, translator and poet. Born in Karachi (Sind) on January 20, 1938, he belongs to a select community of writers who have lived through the Partition of India. Gehani, whose first short story appeared in 1955 in Naeen Duniyan, a progressive literary magazine, is the author of numerous books. He has also played an active role in the successful campaign to introduce Sindhi in the eighth schedule of the Indian Constitution. Gehani is the recipient of several awards, including the Sahitya Akademi award in 2011 and the Saeen G M Sayed memorial award by World Sindhi Council at London. He has also received awards for his contribution to Sindhi literature from the Council for Promotion of Sindhi Language and Akhil Bharat Sindhi Boli ain Sahit Sabha. He was a member of the Sindhi advisory board for Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi, from 2007-12.