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List of litterateurs & filmmakers who returned their Awards

Here is a complete list of litterateurs and filmmakers who returned their Sahitya Akademi Awards, National Film Awards and other similar prizes of honour citing religious intolerance, murders of rationalists like Dr. Narendra Dabholkar, Comrade Govind Pansare, Prof. MM Kalburgi, attacks on Muslims, Dalits and Christains, violence by fanatics in the country, inappropriate appointments in noble institutes like FTII, cosh on the freedom of speech and silence of Govt on such incidents.

Hindi Writers:
Uday PrakashAshok VajpeyiRajesh JoshiAnil JoshiMangalesh DabralKrishna SobtiNand BhardwajChaman LalKashinath Singh
Punjabi Writers:
Waryam Singh SandhuGurbachan Singh BhullarAjmer Singh AulakhAtamjit SinghJaswinder SinghDarshan ButtarSurjit PatarChaman LalBaldev Singh SadaknamaMohan BhandariHardev ChauhanMegh Raj Mitter (Shiromani Lekhak award)Dalip Kaur Tiwana (Padma Shree award)
Marathi Writers:
Pradnya Daya PawarUrmila PawarSambhaji BhagatGanesh VisputeYeshu PatilMukund KuleVasant PatankarMilin…