Sahitya Akademi Award:

  1. does not contain any monetary grant
  2. can be given only to persons with Indian nationality
  3. is given for outstanding original book written only in Indian language 

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [B] Only 2 & 3

First statement is incorrect because at present cash prize of Rs 1 lakh is given with awards. The award was first given in 1955, the Sahitya Akademi Award prizes to the most outstanding books of literary merit published in any of the major Indian languages recognised by the Academy. The amount given for the award is now Rs.1,00,000 with a citation.

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