Late. Shri Joginder Chattrapal Ji
The Kunwar Viyogi Sahitya Kala Samman for 2019 is being awarded posthumously to Lt. Chattrapal Ji a prominent Dogri writer and Sahitya Akademy Awardee.
Prominent Dogri writer and Sahitya Akademy awardee, Joginder Chhatrapal passed on 28th July 2019 after a brief illness. A prolific short story writer in Dogri and Hindi language, Joginder Chhatrapal was Sahitya Akademy awardee and receipt of a number of other prestigious State as well as national level awards in the field of literature. He also remained president of Dogri Sanstha Jammu and has worked a lot for further promotion of Dogri language. Mr. Chhatrapal has also received the Best Playwright Award by JK Academy of Art Culture Language in 2015, an award for Best Hindi Writer of Non-Hindi State by Ministry of HRD, 1982 and Akashwani Drama Award for Humorous play. Apart from being a renowned writer, Mr. Chhatrapal has also translated numerous books from Dogri to Hindi, which have been published by the Sahitya Akademi.