Awards & Recognition

A multifaceted personality like Kunwar Viyogi made a mark in every field he entered. Viyogi, in his lifetime, had been bestowed with a lot of awards and honours for his achievements.

Sahitya Akademi Award

Kunwar Viyogi won the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award for his long poem Ghar in 1980

Best Fighter Controller

Kunwar Viyogi won a Gold Medal for best fighter controller in 1966. “An officer par excellence, Randhir Singh was a rare gem that the India Air Force is proud of.”

Sahitya Ratan Award

In 2001, Kunwar Viyogi was conferred the Sahitya Ratan Award by the Nami Dogri Sanstha for his invaluable contribution to Dogri.

History in Indian music was created in 2017 when Jammu’s largest literary organization – Dogri Sanstha adapted Kunwar Viyogi’s sonnets into soulful compositions and presented them at first-ever Sonnet Concert in any Indian language -“Sonnet Sandhya

Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal PVSM, AVSM, VM, ADC Arup Raha unveiled former Group Captain Randhir Singh’s Hindi translation of Sahitya Akademi award-winning book ‘Ghar’, on October 9, 2016. While paying tribute to the Dogri writer, Raha said that it’s an honor for the Indian Air Force that former Group Captain Singh is the first and only air warrior to date to have received the national literary honor.

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