Recipient for year 2009
Born on 5th November, 1919 at Sadhuja, Distt. Nawabshah Sindh (now in Pakistan), Dr. Arjan Detaram Nathani is known as Dr. Arjan Sikayal in field of Literature. He is a multifaceted personality - he is a doctor, a writer, a poet and a journalist.
His contribution in the field of Sindhi Literature has been great and valuable in the form of his novels, articles and poems. He has written about 30 books covering various subjects and branches of literature like poetry, novels, biographies, criticism, essasys, articles and texts on Ayurveda. Some of his works have been translated in Hindi and Gujarati.
Dr. Sikayal has received various awards in recognition of his literary services. He got Awards from Akhil Bharat Sindhi Boli Ain Sahit Sabha, Priya Darshani Foundation, Bajaj Foundation, Sahyog Foundation, Gursahani Foundation and National Council for Promotion of Sindhi Language (NCPSL). He also received prestigious Nehru Peace Award from Gov.t of Russia.
He was honoured by receiving Gold Medal from Satkar Samiti of Sindhu Nagar. Many organizations, like Delhi Sindhi Academi, Rajasthan Sindhi Academi, Ram Panjwani Trust, Friends of Overseas Sindhis and Aseen Sindhi Dubai honoured Dr. Sikayal. He has also remained Special Executive Magistrate (S.E.M.). Recently, he has received Life Time Achievement Award (Year 2009) from National Council for Promotion of Sindhi Language (NCPSL), New Delhi.
Akhil Bharat Sindhi Boli Ain Sahit Sabha feels proud to honour Dr. Arjan Sikayal for his above achievements with Uttam Life Time Achievement Award of Rs. 50,000/- sponsored by Smt. Sundri Uttamchandani & daughters - Asha Chand and Geeta Khiyani, in memory of Shri A. J. Uttam.