Gangadhar National Award For Poetry  

Awarded for  Significant contribution in the field of Literature (poetry). 
Date  Foundation day of Sambalpur University 
Location  Sambalpur University, Odisha 
Country  India 
Presented by  Sambalpur University 
Reward(s)  Cash prize of Rs 50,000, angavastra, citation, a memento and a copy of Gangadhar Meher: Selected Works (An anthology of Gangadhar Meher's Poetry in English translation) 
First awarded  1991 
Last awarded  2022 
Gangadhar National Award For Poetry is a literary award given in the field of literature for poetry by Sambalpur University. It is named after Gangadhar Meher. First award was given to Ali Sardar Jafri in the year 1991. Till now 29 poets have been awarded on various Indian languages.
The award was first given in 1991 but the procedure of giving the award was started in 1989.
There is a delay of one year due to a long process of choosing an awardee; if the awardee won the prize for 2019 then he gets his award in 2021, and the award of 2017 was given in 2019. It is awarded on the celebration day of Sambalpur University Foundation Day, which is celebrated every year in January.
Cash prize of Rs 50,000, angavastra, citation, a memento and a copy of Gangadhar Meher: Selected Works (An anthology of Gangadhar Meher's Poetry in English translation) is given to receipt of Gangadhar National Award.^{[1]}^{[2]}
Year of award announced  Name of the awadee (with year of award given)^{[note 1]}  Language  Foundation day the Award Announced 

1989  Nomination process was started  Nomination process was started  Announced in 1991s 26th foundation day 
1991  Ali Sardar Jafri^{[1]} (Given in 1993)

Urdu  26th foundation day 
1992  Nabakanta Barua (Given in 1994)

Assamese  27th foundation day 
1993  Shakti Chattopadhyay (Given in 1995)

Bengali  28th foundation day 
1994  Jayanta Mahapatra (Given in 1996)

English/Odia  29th foundation day 
1995  Kedarnath Singh (Given in 1997)  Hindi  30th foundation day 
1996  Ayyappa Paniker (Given in 1998)  Malayalam  31st foundation day 
1997  Sitakant Mahapatra (Given in 1999)  Odia  32nd foundation day 
1998  Nirupama Kaur (Given in 2000)  Punjabi  33rd foundation day 
1999  Vinda Karandikar (Given in 2001)  Marathi  34th foundation day 
2000  Ramakanta Rath (Given in 2002)  Odia  35th foundation day 
2001  K. Satchidanandan (Given in 2003)  Malayalam  36th foundation day 
2002  Shankha Ghosh (Given in 2004)

Bengali  37th foundation day 
2003  Sitanshu Yashaschandra (Given in 2005)  Gujarati  38th foundation day 
2004  Dilip Chitre (Given in 2006)  Marathi  39th foundation day 
2005  Gulzar (Given in 2007)  Urdu  40th foundation day 
2006  Nilmani Phookan Jr (Given in 2008)

Assamese  41st foundation day 
2007  Haraprasad Das (Given in 2009)

Odia  42nd foundation day 
2008  Akhlaq Mohammed Khan (Given in 2010)

Urdu  43rd foundation day 
2009  Surjit Patar (Given in 2011)

Punjabi  44th foundation day 
2010  Rajendra Kishore Panda (Given in 2012)

Odia  45th foundation day 
2011  Balraj Komal (Given in 2013)

Urdu  46th foundation day 
2012  Vasdev Mohi (Given in 2014)  Sindhi  47th foundation day^{[3]} 
2013  Soubhagya Kumar Misra (Given in 2015)  Odia  48th foundation day 
2014  Subodh Sarkar^{[4]}(Given in 2016)^{[5]}  Bengali  49th foundation day 
2015  Leeladhar Jagudi^{[6]}(Given in 2017)  Hindi  50th foundation day 
2016  K Siva Reddy (Given in 2018)  Telgu  51st foundation day 
2017  Chandrashekhara Kambara^{[7]}
(Given in 2019) 
Kannada  52nd foundation day 
2018  Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari (Award given in 2020)^{[8]}^{[9]}^{[10]}^{[11]}^{[12]}^{[13]}^{[14]}  Hindi  53rd foundation day 
2019  Sheen Kaaf Nizam(Awarded in 2021)^{[15]}  Urdu  54th foundation day 
2020  Kamal Vora (Awarded in 2022)^{[16]}  Gujarati  55th foundation day 
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