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Naorem Bidyasagar bags Sahitya Academy award 2014

Naorem Bidyasagar bags Sahitya Academy award
Naorem Bidyasagar
Naorem Bidyasagar has won this year's Sahitya Akademi award for his collection of poems 'Khung-gang Amasung Refugee' (Village and Refugee), being the first recipient of this award by any Manipuri writer from outside Manipur. Hailing from Chaprow under Lakhipur Sub-division of Cachar (Assam), Naorem Bidyasagar is a well known poet and critic. Born in 1972. Bidyasagar presently working as Asstt Professor at G.C. College Silchar in Manipuri department. He earned a Ph.D. from Manipuri University, Kanchipur. "Khung-gang Amasung Refugee" is the 24th book published under the Cultural Forum Publications, Manipur in 2011.
The award consists an engraved copper plaque, a shawl and a cash prize of Rs 1,00,000. It is the highest literary honour in the country, conferred on writers of the most outstanding books in any of the major Indian languages. 

Sahitya Akademi Award winners and their works in Manipuri language
2014Naorem Bidyasagar              Khung-gang Amasung Refugee                                 Poems              
2013Makhonmani MongsabaChinglon Amadagi AmadaTravelogue
2012Jodha C SanasamMathou Kanba DNANovel
2011Kshetri BiraNangbu NgaibadaNovel
2010Moirangthem BorkanyaLeikanglaNovel
2009Raghu LeishangthemKunggang gee chithiPoetry
2008arambam memchoubiidu ningthoupoetry
2007B. M. MaisnambaImasi NurabeeNovel
2006Saratchand ThiyamNungshibi GreeceTravelogue
2005M. Nabakishore SinghPangal Shonbi Eishe AdomgeeniShort Stories
2004Birendrajit NaoremLanthengnariba LanmeePoetry
2003Sudhir NaoroibamLeiyee Khara Punsi KharaShort Stories
2002Rajkumar BhubonsanaMei Mamgera Budhi MamgeraPoems
2001Ningombam SunitaKhongji MakholShort stories
2000Laitonjam Premchand SinghEemagi Phanek MachetShort stories
1999Sagolsem Lanchenba MeeteiHi Nangbu HondedaPoetry
1998Keisham PriyokumarNongdi Tarak-KhidareShort stories
1997Thangjam Ibopishak SinghBhut Amasung MaikhumPoetry
1996R. K. MadhubirPraloigi MeiriraktagiPoetry
1995Arambam Somorendra SinghLeipkaleiPlay
1994Rajkumar Mani SinghMayai Karaba ShamuShort stories
1993Arambam Biren SinghPunshigi MarudyanNovel
1992A. Chitreshwar SharmaTharoshangbiNovel
1991Yumlemban Ibomcha SinghNumitti Asum ThengjillakaliShort stories
1990Nongthombam Biren SinghMapal Naidabasida EiPoetry
1989Nilabir Sharma ShastriTatkhrabha Punshi LeipulShort stories
1988E. Sonamani SinghMamangthong Lollabadi Maninghthongda LakaudanaShort stories
1987E. Nilakanta SinghTirtha YatraPoetry
1986Khumanthem Prakash SinghMangi IseiShort stories
1985H. Guno SinghVir Tikendrajit RoadNovel
1984Lamabam Viramani SinghChekla Paikhrabadastories
1983N. Ibobi SinghKarnagi Mama Amasung Karnagi Aroiba YahipPlay
1982E. Dinamani SinghPistal Ama Kundallei AmaShort stories
1981E. Rajanikanta SinghKalenthagi LeipakleiShort stories
1979M.K. Binodini DeviBoro Saheb Ongbi SanatombiNovel
1978G.C. TongbraNgabongkhaoPlay
1977Ashangbam Minaketan SinghAseibagi NitaipodPoetry
1976L. Samarendra SinghMamang Leikai Thambal ShatleyPoetry
1974N. Kunjamohan SinghIlisa Amagi MahaoShort stories
1973Pacha MeeteiImphal Amasung Magi Nungshiki Phibam IshingNovel
Note: No awards in 1975 and 1980.

*** Kabi Naorem Bidyasagar da kumja 2014 gi Manipuri lol gi oina mahakna eeba "Khung-gang amasung Refugee" haiba sheireng lairik asida Sahitya Academy Award piragani. Saknairaba Kabi asi Assam rajyagi Cachar jila da Lakhipur Sub-division gi manung chanbada leiba Chaprou da 1972 da pok-khi. Manipur University, Canchipur dagi M.A. amasung Ph.D. fanglaba matung houjikna Guru Charan College, Silchar gi Manipuri Dept. da Asstt. Prof. oiri. Manipuri Sahitya gi Kabi, Critic amasung handokloini. Manipuri lol gi oina Award asi fangba Manipur mapan gi oinadi Naorem Bidyasagar na ahanbani. Houjik faobada fongkhraba mahakki lairiksingdi - (1) Anouba Numitki Firal (2003, sheireng) (2) Imagerygee mahoom amasung atei warengsing ( 2007, neina-wareng) (3) Khung-gang amasung Refugee (2011, sheireng) (4) Manimahesh (Uma Prasad Mukhapadhyai gi Sahitya Akademy Award fanglaba Bangla lamkoi wari bu Manipuri da handokpa, 2003) (5) Anouba Manipuri Sheireng (2014, Edit touba, Manipuri Dept. na fongba "Nachom" chefong-gi su Editor oikhi). The Writers Forum, Imphal na fongba "Sahitya gi Pao" gi su Editorial Board ki member oikhi. Houjikna Naharol Khorirol Shillup, Lakhipur na fongba chefong "Khorirol" gi Editorial Board ki member oiri. Ayiba asi National amasung International thakta pangthokpa Seminar, Symposium, Kabi Sammelan na chingba Bangladesh, Bharat ki tongan tonganba rajya singda shinba thouram singda saruk yakhre. Naharol Sahitya Premi Samiti, Imphal piba "Thokchom Yogendra Ningsing Sanagi Medal - 2007, Leikol, Imphal na piba "Kshetrimayum yaima amasung Thambal Devi ningsing Sahitya Mana - 2012, Manipuri Sahitya Parishad, Assam na piba "Leima Award - 2012" asina chingba mana fangkhre. Ayeebasigi sheirengsing "Dancing Earth" (Penguine Publication na fongba North-East kabising gi akhannaba Khomjinba) amasung "Taranga o Akash" (Akshar Publication, Agartala na fongba) Anthologysingda mathang sitna Engraji amasung Bangla da handoktuna fongkhre. ***